Cricket South Africa (CSA) has thrown the doors open for T20 franchise ownership following a week of legal threats being mooted in the media.
CSA came out with a statement that welcomed the interest shown by former franchise holders of the defunct T20 Global League, and invited them to be involved in CSA’s new franchise-based T20 competition.
‘The fact that they want to be part of it is an encouraging response,’ commented CSA acting chief executive Thabang Moroe, ‘and this confirms that they believe, as we indeed do, that our new T20 is a good product that compares with the best international standards.
‘At the same time, it is essential that we follow process in the development of our T20 strategy which in the first place required us to resolve the outstanding issues from last year.
‘As has been well documented, the key to the postponement was the inability to secure key stakeholders and revenue streams. We have now secured a broadcasting equity partner and are currently engaging potential sponsors.
‘Once those parties are secured as a collective, the business plan will be finalised. We will then be in a position to clarify what we can propose and offer to other stakeholders,’ concluded Moroe.
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