T20 Global League: Joburg Giants reveal team logo
GMR Group owns the Johannesburg franchise.
Updated - Aug 17, 2017 9:57 pm
The build up to the inaugural edition of the T20 Global League has already begun. The teams have started to unravel their team logos and the team names. Earlier, the Cape Town Knight Riders, the Bloem City Blazers, and the Durban franchise had revealed their logos. Now, the Joburg Giants have joined the list too. The Joburg Giants is the team based on the Johannesburg franchise.
They are owned by the GMR Group, the business company that also owns the Delhi Daredevils franchise in the Indian Premier League. The marquee icon player of the Johannesburg franchise is young pace bowler Kagiso Rabada. The official social media handle of the T20 Global League revealed the new logo of the Joburg Giants and also explained what the logo signifies.
“The @JoburgGiants have officially revealed their logo. It embodies the exuberance, excitement & irresistible nature unique to the city,” tweeted the official Twitter handle of the T20 Global League.
— T20 Global League (@T20GL_) August 17, 2017
The home factor
The Johannesburg franchise will have a small advantage over the others as the fans of the franchise will get to see the finals every year. The CEO of Cricket South Africa (CSA), Mr. Haroon Lorgat, had recently quoted that they are determined to host the finals of the T20 league at the Wanderers, Johannesburg every year. He had also added that they expect the tournament to be a big hit.
“We have committed to hosting a final at The Wanderers every year. That is fixed, and we will always work backwards to the start date. This year that is November 3, and we want to keep it (the final) that way,” Haroon Lorgat had quoted.
“There is huge interest, and I think people will realise what we have once the competitions starts. We have had offers from around the world from sponsors, and also from prospective broadcasters around the world,” he had added.