Cricket South Africa announce a new T20 franchise league – the Mzansi Super League

Six teams will participate in the tournament, which is the first of its kind in South Africa.

Mzansi Super League
Mzansi Super League. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday officially unveiled their T20 League, the Mzansi Super League (MSL), which is set to join the long growing list of franchise T20 tournaments around the world. The inaugural event will be played from November 16 to December 16, 2018, and from how things have been portrayed as the best T20 cricketers will showcase their talent in the tournament.

All the matches will be broadcast by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on its channel. Six teams will participate in the tournament, which is the first of its kind in South Africa. Newlands, Boland Park in Paarl, Wanderers, SuperSport Park, St George’s Park and Kingsmead have been decided as the venues, while the names on the six teams are yet to be decided.

Cricket South Africa broke the news saying, “BREAKING #CSAnews Cricket South Africa unveils Mzansi Super League CSA) today officially unveiled the Mzansi Super League (MSL), the much anticipated T20 League that is set to be the sport and entertainment spectacle of the South African summer. MSL T20 IS HERE!”

“We can assure fans that the talent set to participate in the MSL T20 will be top-class, featuring our established Proteas alongside their international counterparts, while also showcasing our up-and-coming local talent. We invite all South Africans to come out in their numbers to be part of this dynamic and exciting addition to the South African sporting calendar,” MSL T20 playing affairs director Corrie van Zyl was quoted as saying on iol.co.za

The T20 global league failed to materialise 

Earlier, the board had announced T20 Global League, which did not materialise. Financial viability and logistical challenges caused the league to be cancelled. It was reported that CSA would have made a massive loss in excess of R340 million if it proceeded with its plans. However, the board will now breath a sigh of relief and will want to take this through.

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