The T-20 Global League of South Africa could be pushed back or postponed due to the numerous logistical challenges along with the inability to secure a broadcast deal and a title sponsor resulting in hefty financial losses .
The tournament was going to be started on 3rd November but that has no real possibility now. As a result, the officials of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will be happy as it will start from 4th November. If the tournament doesn’t take place on time then many foreign superstars will be seen regularly in BPL.
According to ESPNCricinfo, a teleconference will be held Tuesday morning, to discuss the immediate future of the T20 Global League. Reports suggest that at least one franchise owner has confirmed that the tournament could be postponed.
Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cricket South Africa (CSA), Haroon Lorgat worked very hard to fix all these but he failed tremendously and as a result he resigned in last September.
However, interim CEO of CSA, Thabang Moroe has informed the media that they are going to face $25-million loss to run the tournament. It was going to be the first season of this T-20 league.
One anonymous owner revealed 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.”