It seems Cricket South Africa’s brand new T20 league has found some backing from IPL owners. If this report from ‘Cricbuzz’ is true, then six of the nine IPL franchise owners will have their teams in the up-and-coming tournament which is to be played in February-March 2023.
The report further expresses that the offering shut on Wednesday (13 July) which got 29 Expressions of Interest (EoIs) with Mukesh Ambani of Mumbai Indians, N Srinivasan of Chennai Super Kings, Parth Jindal of Delhi Capitals, the Marans of SunRisers Hyderabad, Sanjiv Goenka of Lucknow Super Giants and Manoj Badale of Rajasthan Royals have walked away with the available six franchises.
The Cricket South Africa (CSA) has maintained that they will release the franchise owners’ data by the end of this month, but report has confirmed that the above mentioned names have already won their respective bids and they have been informed by the Cricket body.
A few other prominent names were likewise present at the sale with previous South Africa conceived English cricketer Kevin Pietersen-headed consortium additionally putting offers, however neglected to match the huge cash power in show by IPL group proprietors.
“Mumbai Indians are set to have their group in Cape Town. Chennai Super Kings, one of the most well known IPL establishments, is probably going to be given the establishment based Johannesburg while Jindal, the co-proprietor of the Delhi Capitals, will have his group based out of Centurion in Pretoria. It will be called te Pretoria Capitals,” the reports said.
The association additionally conflicts with one more fresh out of the box new T20 association in UAE; the cricketing scene appeared to be partitioned. While any semblance of Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone have shown interest to play in Rainbow Nation, any semblance of Moeen Ali have focused on UAE-based competition.