South African T20 needs own identity

If Cricket South Africa (CSA) is to be successful in reviving the aborted T20 Global League (T20GL), they will need to put on their thinking caps and create a tournament with its own identity and feeling. They tried to copy the Indian Premier League (IPL) model and failed badly. CSA need to make it a continent tournament to ensure that SuperSport buys into it as the broadcast partner. Without a broadcaster paying the bills, any tournament will be stillborn like we have seen with the now defunct T20GL. SuperSport is the only broadcaster with the financial muscle to ensure that such a tournament is successful. Looking towards India is not an option as Indian players are only allowed to participate in the IPL and no other domestic T20 league. The name of the tournament should be the Africa Cup T20 to create its own identity and align it with the … Continue reading