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South Africa’s T20 Global League to be postponed
By Aditya Pratap - Oct 10, 2017 10:02 am
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Cricket in South Africa is on a way to another disaster as the dark clouds are hovering over proposed T20 Global League, which is expected to hit the floor on November 3. Cricket South Africa (CSA) is scheduled to host a teleconference with the team owners to discuss the future of the tournament.

A franchise owner member revealed that it is very likely that the inaugural edition of this T20 league will be postponed with immediate effect. Board is facing a huge problem regarding the right of broadcast and title sponsorship for T20 Global League. This news came as another headache for the board after sensing a big loss for hosting the tournament.

The person said to Espncricinfo “When you know that something is not right then you should not do it. We are half-prepared and it will be a bigger disaster if we go this way.”

The acting CEO of CSA Thabang Moroe has declared last week that they can face a whopping USD 25 Million, the half money of total revenue of board, lose for hosting the league. However, SuperSports is expected to sign the deal for broadcasting rights but in less than anticipated price.

This big black hole was made soon after the departure of former CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat. He parted his ways with the board and now CSA is missing his services badly as he was the one, who proposed this league during his tenure.

Now, if this league receives a red signal, problems won’t stop here as well. Board will have to turn up with a plan B, as cancellation can create a big gap in the calendar. After Bangladesh’s tour, South Africa’s next visitor is India, who will be there at the end of this year. Now, the board has to come up with a backup plan to prevent a massive loss.

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