MEMBERS of the Durban Heat teach revealed themselves to the media and the people of Durban in a truly Durban-styled launch at Moyo on the Pier on Friday morning.
Many of the players, administrators and prominent Durban faces were at the official launch as Zulu dancers entertained the crowd. Three of the Durban-raised players answered questions ahead of the Mzansi Super League tournament starting for the Heat on 18 November.
“We were pretty nervous going into the draft but we are really happy with how our team came out in the end. Our vision was to get as many local players as we could and fill the other spots with match winners and with 13 international cricketers and eight Hollywoodbets Dolphins, we are excited for the tournament,” CEO of KZN Cricket Heinrich Strydom said.
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The Heat welcomed back Kyle Abbott to Durban after many years with the Dolphins and he is looking forward to contributing to the side.
“It’s great to be involved in a tournament like this in your home country. I’ve always loved playing cricket at Kingsmead and I cannot wait to get back there and play in front of the Durban faithful,” the former Protea said.
Durban fixtures are:
18 November at 11am – Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz Kingsmead, Durban.
21 November at 2pm – Durban Heat v Tshwane Spartans Kingsmead, Durban.
28 November at 7pm – Durban Heat v Paarl Rocks Kingsmead, Durban.
5 December at 7pm – Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Giants Kingsmead, Durban.
7 December at 2pm – Durban Heat v Jozi Stars Kingsmead, Durban.
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