South Africans and local companies could not come up with the money required to buy a franchise in the new SA T20 league.
Something big is coming to South African cricket … as Graeme Smith explains.
Free State Cricket CEO Johan van Heerden says Bloemfontein should have been given a T20 franchise instead of Paarl.
The six franchise owners for South Africa’s T20 league have been confirmed following a rigorous process over the past few months.
All six teams in South Africa’s new T20 franchise league are set to be bought by IPL franchise owners.
Graeme Smith will oversee all aspects of Cricket South Africa’s new T20 franchise tournament.
Twenty-five parties have expressed interest in owning one of the six franchises that will participate in South Africa’s new franchise league next year.
A new South African T20 franchise tournament, involving six privately-owned teams, will take place from January 2023.