CSK CEO Talks About Investing In South Africa’s New T20 League. In South Africa’s upcoming T20 League, Chennai Super Kings Limited will own the Johannesburg franchise.
Chennai Super Kings Limited, the owners of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), have entered the upcoming T20 League of Cricket South Africa. They will be the sole owners of the Wanderers franchise in Johannesburg. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan spoke to NDTV shortly after the CSA made the ownership decision official, and he also weighed in on whether CSK will look to enter other T20 leagues as well.
South Africa’s T20 League: Chennai Super Kings Limited will own the Johannesburg franchise.
“We are looking for opportunities to play in other leagues. Which is why we decide to invest in the Johannesburg franchise.” Viswanathan explain to NDTV.
When asked if CSK will consider entering other T20 leagues, CSK CEO said: “It all depends. It is dependent on the business plan; we cannot confirm whether we will go or not at this time.”
The owners of IPL franchises have purchase all six teams in the new South African T20 league. Which is set to begin in January next year. The bids for the six franchises won by Reliance Industries Limited. RPSG Sports Private Limited, Sun TV Network Limited, Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, Royals Sports Group, and JSW Sports.
Reliance owns the franchise that will be based in Newlands, Cape Town, while RPSG owns the franchise that will be based in Kingsmead, Durban. The Sun TV Network’s franchise will be based at St George’s Park in Gqeberha, while Royals Sports Group’s team will be based at Boland Park in Paarl.
Supersport Park in Pretoria will be the team of JSW Sports.
“We are thrilled to welcome our new franchise owners to the South African League taking place in January and February 2023. This is truly an exciting time for South African cricket; the overwhelming interest shows that the country remains valued in the global cricketing eco-system,” said Graeme Smith, the commissioner of CSA’s T20 League in an official statement.