Dale Steyn feels that the postponement would have a big effect on the mentality of the young players    Getty Images
Dale Steyn feels that the postponement would have a big effect on the mentality of the young players Getty Images

The much hyped South African T20 Global League will not happen until 2018, after the ill-planned event was postponed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) a few weeks back, owing to financial and logistics issues. Nevertheless, South African pacer Dale Steyn feels that the postponement would have a big effect on the mentality of the young players. Although CSA would fill the void with a domestic T20 league, it is rumored that the prize money could be increased for the tournament owing to the postponement. Nonetheless, it is nothing compared to the money that was involved in the tournament. Steyn feels the setback of having to wait for another year to play the tournament and get the money shall effect the mindset of the youngsters. Dale Steyn eyes comeback by November 2017

“I feel for the younger guys, the guys who were set to earn some cash and were maybe looking at buying a flat or a car. The excitement gets to you, especially when you’re young and all of a sudden you get the opportunity to earn US$100,000. Could you imagine being 21 and someone offers you 100,000 dollars and then three weeks later says, ‘oh you are not getting it anymore’. It kind of ruins your plans and hopes,” said Steyn, as reported by ESPNCricinfo. South African T20 league to face investigation

“For the older players, it does not matter so much, they are set. You look at AB [de Villiers], anybody in the world would take AB, any team. He doesn’t have to prove himself but maybe a Dane Paterson, who is just making his way and was set to earn some money… This would have been a nice platform for him and other guys. It’s unfortunate but it’s the way it is,” he added.