Mzansi Super League a watershed event

The Mzansi Super League (MSL) that starts at Newlands today with a match between the Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans is a watershed event for South African cricket due to historical reasons. The MSL faces many challenges and is an important event for the credibility of Cricket South Africa (CSA). The MSL is being launched against the failed backdrop of the T20 Global League which was cancelled last year at the very last moment. There are challenges facing the MSL with the biggest one being the financial success of the event; this was the very reason why the T20 Global League was cancelled. On the surface it looks like CSA is prepared to carry the operational losses to establish the MSL, hoping that they will recover these losses in the future. The prediction is that the loss for the inaugural tournament will be between R100-120 million. The SABC are … Continue reading