Cricket South Africa (CSA) is all set to launch the inaugural edition of its T20 league, SA20 in January 2023. The brand new franchise T20 league recently held a player auction in which some great players were picked.
Meanwhile, one of the franchises, Sunrisers Eastern Cape, is currently announcing its players picked in the auction on various social media platforms.
The franchise was trolled for the style of unveiling players as it was discovered that it had copied the idea from Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) squad announcement for the three-match ODI series against the Netherlands.
Here is PCB’s announcement of the squad against the Netherlands:
🚨 Pakistan's squads for Netherlands ODIs and ACC T20 Asia Cup 🚨
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 3, 2022
Here is Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s announcement:
Wily left-arm spin, massive hits, years of experience. 😍
— Sunrisers Eastern Cape (@SunrisersEC) September 19, 2022
Cricket fans tagged PCB media manager Ibrahim Badees, who has been widely praised for his innovative ideas on the Board’s social media posts, and slammed the franchise for copying the style.
Here are some reactions from the cricket fans:
— Komal see ♡ (@Komal_see) September 19, 2022
— Bilal Aqeel (@BilalAqeel7) September 20, 2022
— Zeeshan Qayyum (@XeeshanQayyum) September 19, 2022
— Qadir Khawaja (@iamqadirkhawaja) September 19, 2022
— Arslan Jutt (@ArslanJutt43) September 19, 2022