South African cricket is in crisis, not for the first time.
The men’s team has followed up another humiliating World Cup exit with a series of poor batting performances in Tests.
A golden generation on the female side has lost its luster. Sponsors are difficult to come by. Patience is dwindling.
A new league, on the other hand, promises to address the majority of the issues plaguing Cricket South Africa (CSA).
The SA20, the latest Twenty20 franchise competition on the global circuit, kicks off on Tuesday and will feature six city-based teams competing over the course of four weeks.
It may not be the panacea that South African cricket requires, but its arrival marks a watershed moment and an opportunity for change.