Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
2 minute read
27 Mar 2020
7:40 am

Goodbye SABC as Cricket SA seeks Mzansi Super League lifeline

Ken Borland

The business model of the troubled domestic T20 tournament is set to be changed as the federation aims to patch up huge financial losses.

Ishuru Udana of Paarl Rocks getting to drink from the cup during the Mzansi Super League Final match between Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans at Eurolux Boland Park on December 16, 2019 in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by EJ Langner/Gallo Images)

With the Mzansi Super League predicted to make a loss of more than R100 million next season, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have decided to make drastic changes to the T20 tournament, informed sources have told The Citizen. The MSL made a loss of at least R80 million in its first year in 2018 and last year’s tournament would almost surely have had even more of a deficit. For this reason, cash-strapped CSA have reportedly decided to ditch SABC as the broadcast rights-holders, for which they paid nothing, and have put control of the teams under the auspices of the six...