Cricket South Africa followed the trend of cricketing nations throughout the world and attempted to create a T20 League, but they failed miserably.
The league did not go as it was planned by the board, and there were concerns whether CSA would want to continue it or not. However, the board has now decided to stick with the league.
The board has more plans for their T20 Global League, and CSA is trying to have better players and better setting for the League than the last one.
However, CSA President, Chris Nenzani has made an out-of-the-box attempt to try to get the most loved cricketers in the world to grace their league.
Out of all the strategies that CSA is planning to increase the quality of the tournament, bringing Indian players to play their league is the top priority.
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However, this will be very tough for CSA, with India having a busy schedule in 2018, and the schedule of T20 Global League clashing with India’s domestic tournaments.
Moreover, the Indian players are prohibited to play in any other leagues in the world other than their own – the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Nevertheless, Chris Neznani is optimistic to lure Indian players in their T20 Global League, as the BCCI is willing 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,” Neznani was quoted by ESPN Cricinfo in Port Elizabeth.
Chris spoke about getting Indian players and fans into the T20 Global 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,” the CSA president said.
Chris Neznani attempted to finalize the broadcasters for his league, but failed to do so earlier this year.
The League was supposed to be scheduled in November and December this year, but the failure of gaining broadcasters became the reason for its postponement.
The board failed to obtain TV rights, regardless of having three franchise owners who have stakes in the illustrious IPL as well.
The CSA chief is trying to persuade BCCI to permit their players to participate in their league, which could well and truly help revive the failed T20 Global League.