CAPE TOWN – Cricket South Africa is still hoping that its troubled child, the T20 Global League, will get off the ground this year after the formation of a task team which will decide its fate, along with the Members’ Forum.
The Members’ Forum, a body made up of the 12 provincial affiliate presidents and the president and vice-president of CSA, have appointed a task team consisting of CSA acting chief executive Thabang Moroe, chief financial officer Naasei Appiah, three member presidents and three member CEOs.
“The final decision will rest with the Members’ Forum to endorse the outcome of the workshop,” CSA president Chris Nenzani said.
“I envisage that the whole process will be completed in a couple of months, as there is an obvious urgency to get the matter completed.”
This is contrast to previous decision-making processes of the T20 Global League, where decisions were primarily made at CSA board level.
Former chief executive Haroon Lorgat was also a pivotal figure in anything related to the T20 Global League, but he has since parted way with CSA last October.
It is believed that Cricket SA are aiming to be custodians of the T20 League teams, unlike the previous model where the franchises were privately owned by primarily foreign businessmen.
CSA will also be holding a Transformation Indaba from April 13 to 15, while the Members’ Forum also endorsed the decision of the board to form a special contact group to work with Sport and Recreation South Africa and the Department of Basic Education to address the matter of sports facilities and access in rural areas.