The big hits just keep on coming in the Global T20 League.
While it’s not the big sixes organisers have been hoping for, it’s bloedbek in the boardroom instead.
The whole fiasco started two weeks ago when Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced that they will be parting ways with CEO Haroon Lorgat.
Then, on Tuesday, they announced that the big tournament, which was scheduled to start on November 3, has been postponed by a year.
And now the players, who have signed contracts with the various teams, want to be compensated without a ball being bowled.
Tony Irish, the SA Cricketers Association chief executive explains: “They have all signed contracts and made the various arrangements.
“Players have given up other opportunities to participate in the Global T20 League.
“There is a whole range of reasons why the players need to be compensated.
“What does a postponement actually mean?
“What are the chances the tournament actually going ahead next year?
“There are a lot of issues in terms of players having confidence in regards to the league getting off the ground after this.”
CSA, meanwhile, may establish a formal inquiry into the conduct of Lorgat regarding the establishment of the T20 Global League.
Interim CEO Thabang Moroe says: “The board takes full responsibility in terms of everything that’s happened, because the board took its trust and put it in the hands of a few individuals.
“It only makes sense for the board to agree to postpone this league and to look into the matters of this league as well as CSA and come out with facts and a way forward.”