The IPL in South Africa will mainly be a television product for the Indian market and the crowd attendance will be no more than a bonus, according to a former cricket administrator.
Arthur Turner says that hosting of IPL in South Africa is not a coup for the country as the tournament was shifted out of India due to security reasons.
“It is hard to see how eight foreign teams playing 59 matches in a foreign country will capture the imagination of the South African public. Sure there will be a curiosity factor but nothing more. Durban will probably be the exception given the huge Indian community,” Arthur was quoted as saying.