T20 Global League to be Postponed
There is going to be a telephonic conference held by Cricket South Africa (CSA) in which the fate of the T20 Global League would be unleashed. According to one of the franchise owner, the tournament which was planned to be inaugurated on November 3 could be postponed.
Just a month before its starting, the tournament is facing a number of logistical difficulties. It is facing serve issues in finalizing a broadcast deal which is making it face loads of financial challenges. Supersport, which a local sports broadcaster, is said to be covering the event but this said to be way less than what CSA has expected.
The acting CEO of CSA talked to the reporters last week. He informed them that CSA is facing a big loss of $25 million just on the tournament’s first edition. Which means that it would take up half of the organization’s reserved funding. But he also ensured the reporters that it is going to go live according to the plan.
He replaced Haroon Lorgat who ended his services with CSA on September 28. After his terms with the board became unmanageable. The broad was also not pleased with Lorgat’s approach to deal with the T20 Global League and it became one of the reasons why he left. According to the one franchise owner, Lorgat absence has created bigger challenges in bringing the T20 Global League to the level it was supposed to be at.
The franchise owner also accepted that the broad is not in the position to start this tournament as for now. And if they went ahead with this it would be a complete disaster.
There have been no rumors about any of the franchise owner, of which 7 are from overseas, are going to part ways from the event. Moroe has met with all the franchise owner at least one time and he seemed confident enough that they are not planning to abandon this mission. They seem to be committed to put this tournament together. But it seems like that the time and finances are too short to make a high-quality CSA event happen. Which were what the owners wanted.
If the T20 Global League didn’t take place this year it would cause great losses to the CSA. This is because during the peak summer months neither the national team nor the domestic franchises would be much active. Because CSA created a gap for this event. Zimbabwe is going to visit South Africa for a 4 day and night test match series. This means that after Bangladesh’s tour, South African won’t enjoy home cricket until December 26. This is the cricket status of Cricket South Africa until there is a positive shift in the plan. We wish CSA all the luck in the world. And hope to see some good cricket coming our way through them. Want something to add to this story? comment below and let us know.