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JJ Smit to feature for franchise side in 2nd edition of Global T20 Canada

JJ Smit to feature for franchise side in 2nd edition of Global T20 Canada

Local Cricket all rounder JJ Smit was recently picked during the player draft for the 2nd edition of Global T20 Canada, which was held in ITC Grand Maratha in Mumbai, India.

Smit is set feature for the franchise team, Vancouver Knights alongside, big hitters like West Indies Chris Gayle, and Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik, according to Cricket Namibia’s website.

Vancouver Knights are the defending Champions from the inaugural edition of the ICC approved league.

All franchise teams chose their squad of 17 members from the player draft of over 1000+ players, who had registered for the draft.

Each team picked three marquee players (International Full member players) along with four other full member picks, five picks inclusive of four ICC Associate member players and one mandatory ICC Americas region member player and five players from Cricket Canada roster (International and domestic).

The playing XI for each team will consist of five full member players (inclusive of marquee players), two Canada players, one ICC Americas region member player and three ICC Associate member player.

Meanwhile, the schedule for GT20 Canada will be announced in due course of time.


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