Lahore Qalandars Back Out of Plan to Buy Franchise in South Africa T20 League

The owners of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, Lahore Qalandars, have changed their plans of buying a team in the new South African T20 League due to scheduling conflicts.

Lahore Qalandars had previously shown interest in buying a franchise in the South African T20 League. The tournament is scheduled to be held close to the start of the PSL. The scheduling conflict will not give them enough time to prepare for Pakistan’s premier T20 tournament.

Cricket South Africa announce details of their new franchise T20 tournament. Details of the teams will be revealed by the end of the month. The first edition of the inaugural tournament is set to be played in January 2023, it was announced earlier this week.

CSA forfeited 3 matches in the ICC ODI World Cup Super League, resulting in the loss of 30 points. This may have a drastic impact on their hopes of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup in India. CSA also back out of their ODI series against Australia in January 2023 due to the new T20 tournament.