Lahore Qalandars of Pakistan Super League (PSL) have shown interest in offering a bid for a franchise in proposed South African T20 league, crictracker reported on Tuesday. Reportedly, South Africa’s Global Destination League is set to roll out later this year.
Lahore Qalandars are not the only team from the region showing interest for a franchise but Delhi Daredevils (DD) of IPL are mulling to bid as well. Sources privy to the website have revealed that owners of DD, the GMR Group has bid a huge amount to take part in the nascent league.
It has further been stated that South African cricket authority has received some 150 expressions from across the world with 35 percent from India, 40 percent from South Africa and others from United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
Pakistan floated its first ever T20 league in 2016, the first edition of which was won by Islamabad United and the venue was in Dubai. PSL 2017, however, brought the international sport back home, to Pakistan, with the cricket body organising the final clash between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in Lahore.
Zalmi, led by Darren Sammy won the second installment of the league this year. Chairman of PSL, Najam Sethi has hinted that there would be as many as eight teams in PSL 2018 after the first two successfully lucrative ventures.