The 2021 version of the Mzansi Super League has been canceled, Cricket South Africa affirmed on Monday (December 20). The third season, which was initially planned to be held in November last year was delayed because of the pandemic and should be held in February 2022.
The choice to cancel the competition has been taken because of the current Covid-19 circumstance in South Africa that has brought about movement limitations being forced by numerous nations. ‘Stricter travel prospects, the Bio-Secure Environment dissatisfactions, dread of the new variation, and the frail Rand/US Dollar conversion scale’ were the reasons refered to by the CSA to cancel the competition.
The board is currently wanting to arrange a CSA T20 challenge in that period instead of MSL, including eight Division 1 groups.
“The choice to drop the 2021 release of the MSL is intended to permit CSA and its essential accomplices to redo and survey the competition present Covid-19 on recapture its market and business position,” Pholetsi Moseki, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Cricket South Africa, said. “For its motivations, the MSL space will again be supplanted by a homegrown CSA T20 Challenge, highlighting the 8 (eight) Division 1 groups and this competition will occur in February 2022.”