The SA20 league will not receive any special treatment from Eskom, with stadiums having to power themselves during load-shedding.
South Africa is experiencing its worst period of load-shedding, which involves periodically shutting down electricity in certain areas because there isn’t enough to go around.
While South Africans have become fairly used to load-shedding over the past year, some major events have been granted a break from having their power cut to ensure the show will go on.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for the SA20 where all six stadiums will have to come up with their own plan to keep the lights on during the tournament.
According to ESPNcricinfo, the cost of renting generators for the five home games that each team will play could be as much as R2-million per stadium and will come out of their hosting fees.
Each stadium will be paid R850,000 in hosting fees per match, plus an additional R220,000 for other costs.