BREAKING NEWS: ‘Biggest domestic offer’ green lights SA’s first-rate T20 competition
SA will lastly get its piece of the T20 pie with the announcement that Cricket South Africa (CSA) and SuperSport are to end up being equity partners in a T20 competitors set for November 2018.
CSA and SuperSport are collaborating to provide a world-class T20 competitors to a South African and worldwide audience, as the two parties today revealed a ground-breaking contract in terms of which a new company (Newco) will be formed, where both CSA and SuperSport will be investors. CSA will hold the bulk share however both shareholders will contribute capital to money Newco. SuperSport will broadcast the competitors throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the nearby islands, and offer a broadcast feed to international broadcasters.The inaugural occasion will be played during November and December 2018. Commenting on the contract, Thabang Moroe
(acting CEO of CSA ), said that 'CSA is pleased to announce this equity collaboration with our long-term broadcast partners, SuperSport. We have put the problems we experienced with the proposed Global T20 League behind us and anticipate hosting the brand-new competitors(which will be named later). This event will produce fantastic chances for local players(including existing Proteas and up-and-coming youngsters)to develop their white-ball skills.' While not supplying particular figures, Moroe identified the offer as'
the most significant in the history of South African domestic cricket, which will guarantee the well-being of the video game in South Africa'. Gideon Khobane, CEO of SuperSport, also expressed his pleasure when commenting that'CSA has been an outstanding partner of SuperSport's for several years. This arrangement sees our relationship taken to the next level, where we will pool our mutual resources in a collaboration which will produce high-quality cricket and offer entertaining material for cricket fans in your area and broadcast audiences both domestically and internationally. To have Proteas and international stars contending together with local skill will improve the quality of T20 cricket produced by South Africa.'Image: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images