Cricket South Africa remains tight-lipped about its stated new franchise T20 tournament, while around it speculation continues to swirl that the organisation faces an embarrassing trip to the courts over the defunct T20 Global League.
Details about the new six team tournament, first announced in June, have been extremely sketchy even though it has been agreed to by CSA’s Board of Directors.
No headline sponsor has been announced despite Cricket SA’s new CEO Thabang Moroe mentioning more than once that he was close to unveiling one.
Meanwhile, Independent Media understands franchises have been putting together bid books for the right to host a franchise in the proposed new tournament which will form part of the equity partnership CSA has with broadcaster SuperSport, which will own 49% of the new competition.
Cricket SA is forging ahead despite condemnation about the tie-in with SuperSport and the proposed new tournament from owners of the now defunct T20GL competition which has already cost CSA over R200-million since its cancellation last October.