“Having discussed it with all our stakeholders including the franchise owners, we believe that the interest of the league should be our first priority. We have re-assessed our strategy and believe that postponing the first edition of the T20 Global League to next year will serve us well.”
BREAKING: CSA postpone inaugural edition of Twenty20 Global League after failing to overcome mounting hurdles associated with the tournament— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) October 10, 2017
A number of top international players had been signed for the 2017 competition, including England one-day captain Eoin Morgan and former England batsman Kevin Pietersen. The six-week tournament, due to feature eight teams, was scheduled to run from Nov. 3-Dec. 16. Former CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat left his job suddenly last month citing a clash with the organisation’s board, widely reported in South African media to be about his role in setting up the T20 Global League.
CONFIRMED - CSA have 'postponed' their Global T20 League. I feel so sorry for all the youngsters who were going to learn & earn out of this comp! DISASTER for SA sport! ???????????October 10, 2017
Following a CSA & T20 Global League board meeting today, the inaugural T20 Global League has been postponed to November 2018 #Cricket— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 10, 2017