Inaugural T20 Global League likely to be postponed

ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 14:32 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], October 10 (ANI): The inaugural edition of the T20 Global League, which was due to start on November 3, is most likely to be postponed due to numerous logistical challenges.

With less than a month to go for the commencement of the South Africa's first T20 league, the Cricket South Africa (CSA) is expected to soon decide upon the immediate future of the T20 Global League.

The tournament has been facing multiple logistical challenges, including the inability to secure a broadcast deal or a title sponsor, which is resulting in hefty financial losses.

Last week, acting CSA CEO Thabang Moroe had said that the board is preparing for a net loss of US $25 million (approx Rs. 342.58 million) from the inaugural edition of the tournament, an amount that accounts for more than half its current cash reserves.

Moroe, however, assured that the tournament would go ahead, according to the plan,ESPNcricinfo reported.

If the T20 Global League failed to take place this year, there will be enormous gap left in the South African cricket calendar.

As a result, neither the national side nor the domestic franchises will be in action for at least six weeks in peak summer, after the CSA created a gap in the calendar for the tournament.

The T20 Global League is an international T20 cricket league based in South Africa that will debut in the last quarter of 2017 with eight participating teams, consisting of local and international cricket players. (ANI)