The Durban Qalandars has noted the decision by Cricket South Africa (CSA) to postpone the T20 Global League until November 2018.

While we are obviously disappointed with the decision taken so close to the start of the tournament, we accept the difficult position that CSA found itself in and we hope the decision to delay the start will give them sufficient time to sort out the outstanding issues.

With just under a month to go to what would have been the scheduled start, planning by Durban Qalandars was at an advanced stage for our first game against the Nelson Mandela Bay Stars at Kingsmead on November 4, 2017.

“The Durban Qalandars would like to pledge its commitment to the league and would like to reiterate that we will be back in South Africa for the start next year,” franchise owner, Mr Fawad Rana, said.

“The people of Durban have been wonderful to us and we would like to reassure them that we will be involved in the tournament. It is with sadness that we won’t be joining them this season, but they can look forward to something very special next year.

“My management team from Qatar, Dubai and Pakistan would also like to thank all those who have been assisting us in South Africa. We can’t wait to join you next year.”

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