Cricket

SA T20 League faces another major stumbling block

2018-09-26 14:24
Chris Gayle (Gallo)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) faces another major stumbling in launching its SA T20 League, and it comes in the form of the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

CSA, after announcing their partnership with public broadcaster SABC, on Wednesday opened the registration process to players who would be interested in taking part in the tournament from November 9 to December 16. 

It leaves interested players with just one week to express their interest in playing in the SA T20 League ahead of the October 2 deadline to apply.

If that wasn't bad enough, CSA must also compete with the Abu Dhabi T10 League, which runs from November 23 to December 2. 

A number of high-profile overseas-based players have already committed to the tournament in Abu Dhabi, making it difficult to see how CSA will secure big names in international cricket for its own tournament. 

The SA T20 League will also be without the Proteas for the opening stages of the tournament with the national side in Australia for a limited overs series as preparations for next year's World Cup in England. 

According to CSA, the SA T20 League player draft will take place on October 17.

South African participants in Abu Dhabi: Colin Ingram, Cameron Delport, Marchant de Lange, Hardus Viljoen, Morne Morkel, Rilee Rossouw and Roelof van der Merwe.

Selected International participants in Abu Dhabi: Chris Gayle (WI), Eoin Morgan (ENG), Kieron Pollard (WI), Tom Curran (ENG), Jason Roy (ENG), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG), Sam Billings (ENG), Niroshan Dickwella (SL), Shane Watson (AUS), Colin de Grandhomme (NZ), Darren Sammy (WI), Andre Russell (WI), Rashid Khan (AFG), Alex Hales (ENG), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Liam Plunkett (ENG), Brendon McCullum (NZ), Chris Lynn (AUS), Mohammad Hafeez (PAK), Shahid Afridi (PAK), Colin Munro (NZ), Sunil Narine (WI)

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