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CSA to launch new #T20 Global Destination League in 2017

The newly launched #T20 Global League will debut in the last quarter of 2017 with eight participating teams.

Cricket South Africa's CEO Haroon Lorgat. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – Cricket South Africa (CSA) today announced the launch of its new franchise-based #T20 Global League.

The newly launched league will debut in the last quarter of 2017, with eight participating teams.

A tender was issued worldwide today and the deadline for at 5 pm on 3 March 2017.

The process of applying to own and operate a team through a franchise licensing agreement will include the following key stages in the selection process:

  1. Submission of an Expression of Interest

  2. Submission of formal bids

  3. Evaluation of qualifying bids received

  4. Announcement of the successful team owners

The announcement comes after the CSA President, Chris Nenzani, and CEO, Haroon Lorgat, informed the ICC and member nations attending the ICC meetings in Dubai this week.

“Our vision is to drive the creation of a new #T20 destination league in South Africa that would energise the sport of cricket in South Africa by creating a global platform for the best-in-class to perform and showcase their talent to a global audience.

“We have received a very favourable response to our plans from the ICC and Member Boards and look to their support in our endeavour.

Lorgat added: “Today is a landmark day for Cricket South Africa. Early feedback from the marketplace suggests that there is tremendous interest in our Global Destination League from around the globe.”