In the newly introduced T20 league tournament, Cricket South Africa announced that 6 Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners have succeeded in their bids to own the teams.
Just like other leagues such as IPL, PSL, BBL, etc. South Africa has announced its new T20 league, which will be owned totally by the six IPL franchises of Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Delhi Capitals (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
The bidding for the teams was conducted on the 13th of July, in which all the six franchise’s bidding was accepted, and the team owners were decided. According to the sources, the Mumbai Indians are likely to be the owners of the team Cape Town whereas Chennai Super Kings will lead the Johannesburg team.
Next, Delhi Capitals are likely to own a Pretoria-based franchise, Lucknow Super Giants will own a Durban franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad will own a Port Elizabeth franchise, and at last Paarl based team will be owned by the Rajasthan Royals.
The first edition of this South Africa T20 league is likely to be played in January 2023, which may clash with the league in UAE. It will be fascinating to watch which league will the players choose between the two.