Cricket South Africa is all set to refurbish the stadium before start of T20 league

Cricket South Africa is all set to refurbish the stadium before start of T20 league

It has also been reported that work has already begun to ensure that it is completed for the start of eight team tournament in November this year.

Haroon Lorgat
South Africa Cricket CEO Haroon Lorgat. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The T20 Global League is all set to take place in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 in South Africa where a total of eight franchises will participate. The brainchild of Cricket South Africa (CSA) has already generated much interest worldwide and is expected to be a thrilling one.

CSA has received a total of 150 expressions of interest for the ownership of a team. However, the eight franchise owners will be announced on June 19, a day after ICC Champions Trophy final in London. To make it the best T20 league in the world, the South African board is all set to spend a total of R 200 million in next few months to revamp and elevate stadium where the new T20 Global league will be played in November this year.

Cricket South Africa to spend a fortune

Also, an addition of R 150 million will be spent in next three years to upgrade the other facilities of Cricket South Africa (CSA) across the country.

Haroon Lorgat, the CSA Chief Executive said, “R200 million will be invested during the next few months on improvements like cutting-edge artificial lighting systems, advanced sports field technology and LED scoreboards, as well as revamping change-rooms and media centers.”

“We want our cricket stadiums to be world class and having recognized the need to improve our facilities, we are in a very fortunate position to be able to do so. Looking ahead over the next two years, CSA are planning to implement new designs and features like improved wifi signal and reach, crowd flows and ticketing systems to enhance fan experience,” Lorgat added.

“Our aim is for the T20 Global League to rank among the world’s best T20 leagues and enhancing the in-stadium experience of fans is essential,” he concluded.

It has also been reported that work has already begun to ensure that it is completed for the start of eight team tournament in November this year.