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Stephen Fleming will lead the Joburg Super Kings in the CSA’s new T20 League

According to reports, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming will take over as coach of the Joburg Super Kings in South Africa’s newest T20 event. The highly anticipated competition’s first edition is set to take place in January and February 2023.

CSK, their arch-rivals, as well as five-time champions Mumbai Indians, have announced the acquisition of the franchises in the South Africa T20 league, with the Chennai-based franchise purchasing the Joburg squad. To add to the facts, the current IPL team owners have bought all six South African franchises, with MI acquiring a Cape Town-based franchise.

Furthermore, it has been revealed that former Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel, who played for CSK from 2008 to 2013, may be called up to serve the Joburg Super Kings in some capacity.

In addition to MI and CSK, other IPL clubs that have earned new franchises in the much-hyped South Africa T20 tournament include Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants, and Rajasthan Royals.

The competition will be structured on a franchise-based concept, with six privately-owned clubs participating in 30 league matches in a double round-robin style and three playoffs played over a three-to-four-week timeframe.

With the exception of Chennai and Mumbai, who have teams in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the other four IPL franchises have teams in South Africa: Delhi Capitals (Centurion), Rajasthan Royals (Paarl), LSG (Durban), and SRH-Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth).