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NEIL MANTHORP: Cricket SA faces lawsuit as it pulls together new league
Many South Africans remain confused and bewildered by the lack of detail offered by Cricket SA on the new T20 league, while others are furious
Three of the franchise owners in the failed T20 Global League have confirmed they intend to sue Cricket SA for breach of contract and damages. On Monday they started the process of filing an interdict to prevent the start of the new league, which Cricket SA said would start on November 9. "Our lawyers are working on it as we speak," said Pretoria Mavericks owner Hiren Bhanu on Monday. "They believe they are capable of running a replacement league but they are not motivated by the right reasons," he said. Nelson Mandela Stars owner Ajay Sethi also confirmed he would be joining legal action initiated by the Mavericks, while a Durban Qalandars spokesperson said the franchise was on the verge of presenting its own case. "We are awaiting our advocate’s second opinion but we expect to take action on the issues of ‘rights retention’ and then damages or compensation," the spokesperson said. While the majority of South Africans remain confused and bewildered by the lack of detail offered by ...