CSA trying to lure Indian players to play in their T20 Global League
The president of CSA, Chris Nenzani is trying very hard to get the most loved cricketers on this planet to play in their league.
Published - Dec 27, 2017 7:59 pm | Updated - Dec 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Cricket South Africa attempted a T20 League and tried to emulate Indian Premier League but failed miserably. It did not go as the board intended and that raised quite a few concerns over whether CSA will continue with the league or not. However, the South African cricket board has decided to continue with the league.
They even have better plans for it. The failed T20 Global League will have better players this time around and better setting than the last one. However, there are even better plans than that. The president of CSA, Chris Nenzani is trying very hard to get the most loved cricketers on this planet to play in their league.
CSA trying to lure Indian players
Out of the many plans of CSA to better the tournament, getting Indian players to play in the league is their topmost priority. That is not going to be easy as India have a very tough schedule going into 2018 and the domestic schedule is clashing with the T20 Global League. Moreover, the Indian players are not allowed to participate in any other leagues other than the IPL.
However, Chris was hopeful because BCCI is ready to talk about it. “We are aware that there is a policy decision (which prevents Indian players from participating in other leagues apart from their own, the IPL) but the fact that there is an appetite to talk about it, gives us hope,” Chris said in Port Elizabeth according to quotes on ESPN Cricinfo.
Chris talked about getting Indian players and the fans that they will bring to the league. “There is no agreement at the moment but we will continue to discuss this over the summer. We believe having Indian players in the league could open up a huge market for us,” said Nenzani.
CSA chief tried to finalize the broadcasters earlier this year but failed. That became the reason for postponing the league. It was first to be played in November and December of 2017. CSA failed to acquire the TV rights despite having three owners who hold stakes in the IPL as well.
The president is trying to convince BCCI to allow their players to play in the league. That could very well help their cause and revive the fallen T20 Global League.