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Vixen
June 24, 2017, 04:47 PM
LONDON - Cricket South Africa (CSA) today officially announced the successful eight Team Owners who, in a clear vote of confidence in South Africa’s new T20 Global League, have earned the right to be part of cricketing history.

After much anticipation and with excitement at an all-time high, the reveal took place at a well-attended industry launch event at London’s most prestigious hotel, The Bvlgari, London. The event set the tone for a new standard in T20 cricket.

EY (previously known as Ernst & Young) ran the team owner selection process to ensure integrity, compliance and due diligence was followed throughout the process by both CSA and potential owners.

“Competition was stiff, with more than 150 Expressions of Interest (EOI) received from around the world and a shortlist of heavy hitters to consider, but after rigorous discussions and engagement with each of the potential owners, we are certain that our final eight owners have the perfect combination of strategic insight and passion needed to make the first T20 Global League a complete success,” said CSA President, Chris Nenzani.

The official eight team owners, host cities and marquee players are:

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http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=75165&d=1497884494

Joining the owners will be the eight Protea Marquee Players who have now been assigned to a team on the basis of the city they have historically been associated with or a city they will be able to build a strong association with. Alongside the Protea marquee players, the eight International marquee players that were previously announced will help drive the global spirit of competition as the franchises battle for top spot.

“The announcement of the team owners is a key milestone to successfully launch our T20 Global League,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. “We are thrilled by the international mix of owners and the passion and excitement that was clearly demonstrated during the bidding process by them and the marquee players. It sets up our #T20GL as a fans favourite in the cricketing calendar.”

http://cricket.co.za/news/19079/Meet-the-T20-Global-League-Franchise-Owners

SA league - basically owned by Indians and Pakistanis?

Shah Rukh Khan, GMR Group, Ajay Sethi and Sushil Kumar - Indian
Fawad Rana, Javed Afridi - Pakistani

dont know about the other owners . :)

Vixen
June 24, 2017, 04:54 PM
I think one owner is Bangladeshi ?

aklemalp
June 24, 2017, 04:56 PM
When will Donald Trump buy a team?

aklemalp
June 26, 2017, 02:40 PM
So, Jacques Kallis coaches KKR in IPL, plays for Trinbago KR in CPL, and will play for Shahrukh Khan's team in this league?

Yankees
June 26, 2017, 04:45 PM
http://cricket.co.za/news/19079/Meet-the-T20-Global-League-Franchise-Owners

SA league - basically owned by Indians and Pakistanis?

Shah Rukh Khan, GMR Group, Ajay Sethi and Sushil Kumar - Indian
Fawad Rana, Javed Afridi - Pakistani

dont know about the other owners . :)

Well the last two might be indian individuals, but they represent Dubai and Hong Kong companies.

It's crazy that only two of the owners are South African. Just goes to show that cricket really is a 3rd world sport. If a bigger market than SA was on offer, none of these foreign owners would show any interest, bringing the asking price down, and would then be affordable by local businessmen.

moinul_huq
June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM
Do Bengalis own any teams?

Obviously the Pk owners will funnel their players into the Saffer league. This will badly hurt our BPL.