MSL 2018: CSA announces schedule for the inaugural season

MSL 2018: CSA announces schedule for the inaugural season

Six teams will take on each other twice in the month-long inaugural season of MSL 2018.

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

After multiple unsuccessful attempts from Cricket South Africa, the aspiration to host a T20 league of their own is finally materializing with the Mzansi Super League. It is all set to make its debut next month and CSA has announced a month-long schedule for the tournament. The MSL 2018 will feature six teams from various provinces. The league is going to be based on cities with six Proteas cricketers already assigned as icons to different teams.

The tournament is going to be played from 16th November to 16th December. All teams will play ten games and will face each other twice in the round robin stage with a preliminary final and final. It is the Cape Town Blitz that is going to clash against Tshwane Spartans in the tournament opener.

Gayle, Rashid, de Villiers to be in action

The local teams vouched for their respective South African international players. Hashim Amla is all set to represent Durban Heat. They also managed to add Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan in their ranks. Kagiso Rabada will feature for the Jozi Stars who also acquired Universe Boss Chris Gayle.

Proteas legend AB de Villiers will don the Tshwane Spartans jersey. He will be sharing the dressing room with England’s limited overs captain Eoin Morgan. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants managed to rope in another Englishman Jason Roy and leg-spinner Imran Tahir as well.

Dawid Malan and Quinton de Kock will be a part of the Cape Town Blitz setup. They also have a great pacer in Dale Steyn as a part of their squad. On the other hand, Paarl Rocks acquired the duo of Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo. The duo has played a lot of cricket together having been teammates at the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

Schedule of MSL 2018:

Date Match Details Venue
Nov 16, Fri Cape Town Blitz vs. Tshwane Spartans, 1st Match Newlands, Cape Town
Nov 17, Sat Jozi Stars vs. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 2nd Match New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Nov 18, Sun Durban Heat vs. Cape Town Blitz, 3rd Match Kingsmead, Durban
Paarl Rocks vs. Tshwane Spartans, 4th Match Boland Park, Paarl
Nov 20, Tue Paarl Rocks vs. Jozi Stars, 5th Match Boland Park, Paarl
Nov 21, Wed Durban Heat vs. Tshwane Spartans, 6th Match Kingsmead, Durban
Cape Town Blitz vs. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 7th Match Newlands, Cape Town
Nov 23, Fri Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs. Durban Heat, 8th Match St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Nov 24, Sat Jozi Stars vs. Cape Town Blitz, 9th Match New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Nov 25, Sun Tshwane Spartans vs. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 10th Match SuperSport Park, Centurion
Paarl Rocks vs. Cape Town Blitz, 11th Match Boland Park, Paarl
Nov 27, Tue Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs. Cape Town Blitz, 12th Match St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Nov 28, Wed Tshwane Spartans vs. Jozi Stars, 13th Match SuperSport Park, Centurion
Durban Heat vs. Paarl Rocks, 14th Match Kingsmead, Durban
Nov 30, Fri Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs. Paarl Rocks, 15th Match St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Jozi Stars vs. Durban Heat, 16th Match New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Dec 01, Sat Tshwane Spartans vs. Cape Town Blitz, 17th Match SuperSport Park, Centurion
Dec 02, Sun Paarl Rocks vs. Durban Heat, 18th Match Boland Park, Paarl
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs. Jozi Stars, 19th Match St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Dec 04, Tue Cape Town Blitz vs. Jozi Stars, 20th Match Newlands, Cape Town
Dec 05, Wed Tshwane Spartans vs. Paarl Rocks, 21st Match SuperSport Park, Centurion
Durban Heat vs. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 22nd Match SuperSport Park, Centurion
Dec 07, Fri Durban Heat vs. Jozi Stars, 23rd Match Kingsmead, Durban
Cape Town Blitz vs. Paarl Rocks, 24th Match Newlands, Cape Town
Dec 08, Sat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs. Tshwane Spartans, 25th Match St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Dec 09, Sun Jozi Stars vs. Paarl Rocks, 26th Match New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Cape Town Blitz vs. Durban Heat, 27th Match Newlands, Cape Town
Dec 11, Tue Jozi Stars vs. Tshwane Spartans, 28th Match New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Dec 12, Wed Paarl Rocks vs. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 29th Match Boland Park, Paarl
Tshwane Spartans vs Durban Heat, 30th Match SuperSport Park, Centurion
Dec 14, Fri TBC vs. TBC, Preliminary Final TBC
Dec 16, Sun TBC vs. TBC, Final TBC

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