Central Gauteng Lions Chief Executive Jono Leaf-Write says the Imperial Lions are delighted to have signed Proteas budding fast bowler Lutho Siphamla for the 2020/21 cricket season.

Siphamla, together with fellow paceman Sisanda Magala, signed with the Johannesburg franchise from the Warriors while Wesley Marshall (Easterns) and Tladi Bokako (Cape Cobras) also signed on the dotted line.

In the audio below, Leaf-Write says they are also happy to have kept the core of the Lions senior players together for next season.

Wandile Gwavu, who coached the Lions team, has been named CSA Four-Day Challenge champion, following a successful first half of the season where they have been sitting pretty on top of the log.

In the audio below, Leaf-Write says he is confident that next season they can challenge for all three trophies.

With Cricket South Africa (CSA) having had to make the difficult decisions of abruptly ending the season due to the raging COVID-19 virus, Leaf-Write says they are fully behind the decisions taken for the safety of everyone.

Despite also being poised to play the Warriors in a home-semifinal of the Momentum One Day Cup, Leaf-White has more.

The recently appointed Leaf-Write, who has taken over from Greg Fredericks, adds that the CGL is also in support of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s calls for the country to go into lockdown for the next 21 days. He concludes by wishing all South Africa a safe winter.

Report by Thando Gqamane