MI Cape Town appoint new head coach for 2024 SA20

Robin Peterson MI Cape TownRobin Peterson (left) and Simon Katich (right).

Former Proteas spinner Robin Peterson has been named MI Cape Town head coach ahead of next year’s SA20.

Peterson was previously MI Cape Town’s general manager. He has succeeded former MI Cape Town head coach Simon Katich.

Peterson coached MI New York to the inaugural Major League Cricket title in the United States of America earlier this year.

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga, meanwhile, has succeeded former New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram as MI Cape Town bowling coach.

Former Proteas captain Hashim Amla has been retained as MI Cape Town batting coach.

“The MI Cape Town management would like to thank Simon Katich and Jacob Oram for their efforts and contribution and wish them the best for the future,” read a statement from the franchise.

MI Cape Town ended the 2023 SA20 in last position after three wins and seven losses.

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The Paarl Royals, meanwhile, have signed West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen.

Allen has played 20 ODIs and 34 T20Is – and recently reached the play-off stage of the Caribbean Premier League with the Jamaica Tallawahs.

The second edition of the SA20 will be played in early 2024. Sunrisers Eastern Cape are the reigning champions. They beat the Pretoria Capitals in 2023’s inaugural final.

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