Cricket South Africa confirm new T20 Global League has been postponed
Last Updated: 15/10/17 4:23pm
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the T20 Global League has been postponed until 2018.
Failure to secure a suitable domestic TV deal has seen the entire league collapse only three weeks before it was due to begin with CSA understood to lose in the region of £19m if the competition had gone ahead.
South African television channel SuperSport were thought to be close to an agreement with Cricket SA but that could not be reached.
"We have not come to this decision lightly," acting CSA CEO Thabang Moroe said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Having discussed it with all our stakeholders including the franchise owners, we believe that the interest of the league should be our first priority.
"We have re-assessed our strategy and believe that postponing the first edition of the T20 Global League to next year will serve us well."
A number of top international players had been signed for the planned six-week tournament due to feature eight teams, including England one-day captain Eoin Morgan and former England batsman Kevin Pietersen.
Former CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat left his job suddenly last month citing a clash with the organisation's board, widely reported in South African media to be about his role in setting up the competition which was scheduled to run from November 3 to December 16.