Cricket South Africa is examining the feasibility of continuing with the Global League T20 series, which was cancelled last year.
CSA announced on Saturday that the Members’ Forum, a body made up of the 12 provincial presidents and the president and vice-president of CSA, would spend the next ‘couple of months’ assessing and deciding whether the tournament will go ahead in November 2018 as planned.
The league was cancelled abruptly last year after a split with the former CEO Haroon Lorgat, after his position became untenable due to disagreements over the logistics of the tournament. Lorgat had failed to secure a broadcaster and title sponsor and CSA were faced with losses of US$25-million in the first season.
CSA decided to postpone the tournament and take a hit of US$14-million in compensation payouts to players who had been contracted.
The first step will be for a task team, comprising the CSA acting CEO Thabang Moroe, CFO Naasei Appiah, three member presidents and three member CEOs, to examine the concept of the league.
Once the team has compiled a report, it will hold a workshop with all member presidents and CEOs and all board members of CSA. The Members’ Forum will then take a final decision.
‘I envisage that the whole process will be completed in a couple of months as there is an obvious urgency to get the matter completed,’ CSA president Chris Nenzani said.