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Inaugural T20 Global League postponed until next year

Inaugural T20 Global League postponed until next year

The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) have expressed their "concern and disappointment" regarding the decision to postpone the Twenty20 Global League in the country until November 2018. The left-armer pace bowler got released from his New Zealand Cricket contract to play in both the Australian Big Bash and the South African T20 Global League, while McCullum was a big-name signing alongside the likes of West Indies batsman Chris Gayle and former England worldwide Kevin Pietersen.

Interim CSA CEO Thabang Moroe says a re-assessment of their strategy dictated that postponing the competition is the best option.

CSA released a statement explaining how they came to the decision. Lorgat had been considered the mastermind of the T20 Global League product.

Moroe added that they will regroup and come back stronger and better.

Since the announcement of the ambitious T20 Global League, it has been hampered by various logistical challenges.

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Moroe stated that the various franchise owners were in complete support of the decision of postponement.

The T20 Global League was set to begin on November 3, but with less than a month left for its start, CSA was already under pressure after it was revealed that the board was set to suffer heavy financial losses in the first edition.

The CSA had reserved six weeks in the peak of summer, but this postponement means that there will be no domestic or global action for that period.

"Whether they are going to take that approach, I don't know but we are certainly working with Tony Irish to make sure they understand the importance of doing the right thing in that regard". "We are half-prepared and it will be a bigger disaster if we go this way", the owner told the specialist cricket website.

While there is no "indication" of any of the owners leaving the tournament (seven of them being overseas owners), the report said that the time frame was too short for the CSA and the owners to organise the T20GL 2017 the way they wanted.


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