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T20 Global League in South Africa postponed

T20 Global League in South Africa postponed”

Cricket South Africa's (CSA) board took the decision to put the tournament‚ which was scheduled to have started on November 3‚ on ice for a year at an emergency teleconference on Tuesday.

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.

Despite reports that SuperSport are close to signing on the dotted line, it's understood the revenue from that will be significantly less than CSA budgeted for. "A board meeting has decided that the league needs some more time", a top official said.

But the mooted T20 extravaganza has been beset by problems, most notably a lack of a TV broadcast deal, which ultimately led to the departure of former chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

There was no indication that any of the current owners, seven of whom are from overseas, would withdraw from the event.

According to one of the franchise members, there is a high possibility that the tournament would be postponed.

CSA are expected to comment on the matter shortly.

The postponement of the GLT20 leaves an enormous gap in the South African cricket calendar.



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