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South Africa’s T20 Global League postponed until November 2018


The T20 Global League was seen as South Africa’s answer to the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash League

South Africa’s new domestic Twenty20 competition has been postponed by 12 months until November 2018.

The inaugural T20 Global League was set to begin next month with England’s Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy and Kevin Pietersen among the ‘marquee’ internationals.

The decision was taken at a joint Cricket South Africa and T20 Global League board meeting.

The South African Cricketers’ Association expressed “concern and disappointment” at the decision.

It also called for an independent review into the reasons for the postponement, as well as calling for recompense for affected players.

The league, planned as South Africa’s answer to the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash League, was due to start on 3 November.

“I feel so sorry for all the youngsters who were going to learn and earn out of this comp! Disaster for SA sport!” said Pietersen on social media.