Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that a new domestic T20 league will appear later this year replacing the previously proposed global T20 league. The announcement has come with the name of the broadcaster as well. CSA confirmed that SuperSport will be the official broadcast partner of the new league.
Acting CSA CEO Thabang Moroe stated, “CSA is delighted to announce this equity partnership with our long-term broadcast partners, SuperSport. We have put the problems we experienced with the proposed Global T20 League behind us and look forward to hosting the new competition (which will be named later). This event will create wonderful opportunities for local players (including current Proteas and up and coming youngsters) to hone their white-ball skills.”
SuperSport chief executive Gideon Khobane also expressed satisfaction and said, “CSA has been an outstanding partner of SuperSport’s for many years. This agreement sees our relationship taken to the next level, where we will pool our mutual resources in a partnership which will create high-quality cricket and provide entertaining content for cricket fans locally and broadcast viewers both domestically and globally.”
To have Proteas and international stars competing together with local talent will improve the quality of T20 cricket produced by South Africa,” he said.
Last year, the proposed Global T20 league was fractured and later cancelled over the broadcasting issues leaving Haroon Lorgat, the former CSA chief to resign at the end.
The newly formed T20 league, probably kick off in September, 2018, will feature domestic and top international cricketers in the competition.