New T20 tournament to have “uniquely South African” name

Wanderers, Kingsmead, Newlands, SuperSport Park, St. George's Park and Boland Park will host the six teams in the T20 league of Cricket South Africa.

CSA announced the premises after an evaluation of Nielsen Sport, a sports industry data analysis company. While CSA has claimed that they own all the teams, the executive heads of the various agencies that run South Africa's cricket fields: Cricket Boland, Western Province Cricket Association, Eastern Province Cricket Board, Gauteng Cricket Board, Northerns Cricket Union and KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union: essentially will be the team managers, who will appoint coaches.

"The key mandate given to all our Members when running as a meeting venue was the main goal of attracting new and traditional fans, other sports fans and the general public to our stadiums," said the CSA executive director. , Thabang Moroe. "This process, in fact, began a while ago when CSA embarked on a National Stadium Classification Process of all of our first class locations.

" The different CEOs who have led those stadiums will act as managers of these different teams. . . "They will come out and announce the new team names, the logos of how the teams will look, and they will be the ones who will then name the coaches, and the coaches will appoint their own support staff."

the league has not yet been named, but Moroe explained during an interview at South Africa's T20I against Zimbabwe in East London that it would have a "South African only" name.

"It will not be called Global T20," he said. "I hope it's a name that South Africans are proud of, we think of a unique name for South Africa."

Moroe's interview during the game was aired on SABC 3, the same channel where the games of the T20 league will be seen after CSA announced a partnership with SABC, South Africa's public broadcaster. Reportedly, this agreement gave the official television network of the sub-Saharan region exclusive official broadcasting rights for SABC

. The new league will be launched on November 9 and the player's draft is scheduled for October 17. . , it is expected that the names of the teams will be announced in the coming days. However, with less than a month left, the deadline to market and deliver the event is shrinking, especially since CSA and SABC still agree to the details of their agreement and sign a full contract.

"We are working very hard with SABC to draft the contract, we just want to close the long-term agreement between us, the SABC and our other partners, then we can do all the necessary announcements," Moroe said at Buffalo Park.

"This is simply a step we must follow from a risk point of view, which leads to the disappointment of having to postpone the league last year." The board of directors gave me a strict mandate that before announce anything, have all necessary agreements and be signed. "

Despite the losses of more than R200 million after the failure of the inaugural GLT20, CSA has said its annual financial statements would still show" substantial reserves. " dig a little deeper into those reserves in the first season of their new league, for which they are budgeting for a loss of R40 million.

While those kinds of costs are nothing unusual: IPL teams took years to start getting earnings, the Big Bash League had a loss of AUD33 million in its first five years, and the new ECB competition, The Hundred, faces rising costs: the CSA also faces the threat of legal actions s of several owners of the initial GLT20. This may require additional costs before the new T20 league is launched.


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