Cricket South Africa has postponed this year’s Mzansi Super League.
Scheduled to be held in November and December‚ CSA Acting CEO, Kugandrie Govender, said the third edition of the tournament had been moved to the same months next year.
She said the decision to postpone the country’s premier Twenty20 tournament was due to various national and international logistical reasons caused by the effects of COVID-19.
“The impact of revised calendars for international cricket across all ICC Members and other T20 leagues have had a knock-on effect on South African cricket scheduling‚” she said. “The COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty around international travel‚ including the state of control of South African borders‚ as well as border control at the country points of departure of international players‚ also compelled CSA to make this rational decision. Also‚ the unavailability of national players due to a revised and saturated season‚ would have diluted the quality that CSA envisions for MSL.”
CSA said it feared that its international broadcast revenue or earnings could decrease should the MSL continue without the international and national cricket superstars that local and international fans have come to expect.