"I think it is a fantastic initiative. It's got all the ingredients to be a very successful tournament. The guys are super excited about it. We can't wait for it to start," said Kallis, who is now a mentor with IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and is also playing in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League.

"I will do my best to make sure the tournament is a success. We are also very excited about the venue. I have been to UAE on many occasions and find it a great place to play cricket. There are also lots to do away from the cricket field," an excited Kallis said.

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