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Steyn, Duminy backs MSL to aid South Africa
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Steyn, Duminy backs MSL to aid South Africa

After a horrible run of the South African cricket team in India, the former and the current Proteas players could not hold themselves back from responding to the chaos. The veteran cricketers want Cricket South Africa to take steps in order to revamp the legacy of the team. After Faf du Plessis asked CSA to take the decision on the directors of team, Jean-Paul Duminy and Dale Steyn also talked on the issue of solving South Africa’s problems.

The all-rounder and the fast bowler are of the view that the Mzansi Super League will help South Africa’s domestic structure. They believe that MSL could revive the flagging domestic games and mine the depths of what looks like a shallow talent pool to prop up the national side.

"It's huge for domestic cricket in South Africa. If you look back two, three or maybe even five years, domestic cricket was on a downward spiral," Duminy said. "The revival of the T20 game and the model of the MSL is something I am quite excited about. You have international cricketers molded with young talent and that's going only going to leave us in good stead." he further added.

On the other hand, Steyn also backed up MSL to provide South Africa with quality players. The tournament is also a chance for some of South Africa's more established players to rediscover their form and confidence in an environment, which Steyn said didn't present "as much pressure as international cricket", but still demanded a high standard. "Some of the senior players are also going to be enjoyable to watch and it's an opportunity for those guys to show that we are international players and this is why we belong here," he said.  

The 2019 Mzansi Super League, also known as the MSL 2.0, will be the second edition of the Mzansi Super League Twenty20 franchise cricket tournament in South Africa. It is scheduled to start in November and finish on 16 December 2019.