ADVERTISEMENT

IPL Franchise Owners Buy All Six Teams in CSA’s New T20 League: Report

The league will be run by Cricket South Africa in partnership with television broadcaster SuperSport.

Updated
Cricket
2 min read
IPL Franchise Owners Buy All Six Teams in CSA’s New T20 League: Report
i

The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have bought all six teams in Cricket South Africa's upcoming new T20 league, the inaugural edition of which is scheduled for January 2023.

It has been learned that Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, and one of the owners of Delhi Capitals have successfully bid for the franchises during the team's auction.

ADVERTISEMENT

The league will be run by Cricket South Africa in partnership with television broadcaster SuperSport. The board is expected to make a formal announcement about the new owners and the cities they will represent once the paperwork is completed.

Notably, this new tournament is CSA's third attempt to start a sustainable franchise-based T20 league after the failure of Global League T20 and the Mzansi Super League due to various reasons.

ADVERTISEMENT

The new T20 league was set up as a "top priority" by the CSA, which has risked South Africa's direct qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup after they forfeit a three-match ODI series in Australia, last week.

As per CSA, it had made the radical move for the "long-term sustainability of the game" in South Africa. Going ahead, the board will not organise any international cricket in South Africa after the New Year Test to create a window for the T20 league.

ADVERTISEMENT

"This new league promises to make a significant investment into both professional cricket and development in South Africa, along with a positive socio-economic and tourism injection into the country," CSA's chief executive officer Pholetsi Moseki said.

Meanwhile, Mrs Nita Ambani, director of Reliance Industries and owner of IPL side Mumbai Indians expressed her delight at welcoming the new T20 team they bought based out of Cape Town.

“I’m delighted to welcome our new T20 team to the Reliance family! We are excited to take the Mumbai Indians’ brand of fearless and entertaining cricket to South Africa, a nation that loves cricket as much as we do in India! South Africa has a strong sporting ecosystem, and we look forward to exploring the power and potential of this collaboration. As we grow MI's global cricketing footprint, we remain committed to spreading joy and cheer through sport,” she said.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Read and Breaking News at the Quint, browse for more from sports and cricket

ADVERTISEMENT
Published: 
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider
25
100
200

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
Read More
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
More News