Cricket South Africa (CSA) has invited bids for the newly formed T20 League in South Africa. Usually T20 cricket leagues are a big source of income for cricket boards. Since the introduction of the Indian Premier League (IPL), every cricket board has started its own T20 league which generates a lot of revenue.
England’s international Audit firm, Deloitte and Touche have been appointed for the assessment of the bids. Earlier the deadline for bids was 11th July , but now it has been extended till Wednesday due to the request of the participants.
Several Indian Premier League (IPL) teams have given expression of interest (EoI) for buying teams in this new league formed by CSA. Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Mumbai Indians (MI) are few IPL teams who have expressed desire to take part in bidding.
Along with it a Kevin Pietersen-led party has also shown interest in it. So far , CSA has received 29 EOI which also includes teams from the Pakistan Super League (PSL). It’s going to be an exciting week ahead for Cricket South Africa (CSA). The teams would be announced at the end of July month.
“Want to create the 2nd best T20 league in world” – CSA officials
According to cricbuzz, the league would be played in the months of January-February. Almost six franchises are expected to be part of this league conducted by Cricket South Africa (CSA). The CSA officials also confirmed that there would be no base price of teams.
CSA wants to make this league the 2nd Best T20 League in the world after Indian Premier League (IPL). CSA is aiming to create the 2nd best T20 League in the world. A document released by CSA said, “There is a clear gap between the best (IPL) and the 2nd best league. CSA should therefore focus on the opportunity to create the 2nd best T20 league in the World.”