Mzansi Super League (MSL) has announced prize sum of R10 Million ($6.8 million) for the inaugural T20 series of Cricket South Africa’s professional cricket league, which is scheduled to start from nov16 to 16th December 2018.
The T20 Series in which several south African cities are taking part includes Cape Town Blitz, Durban Heat, Jozi Stars, Nelson Mandel Bay Gaints, Paarl Rocs an Tshane PSartans will clash for the R7 Million top prize. The runner of the series will bag around R2.5 million.
There is R100 000 for the MSL T20 Player of the Series with Man of the Match accolades across all matches earning R15 000 each.
“This is a perfect incentive for the teams and the players ahead of the first MSL T20 edition and we are all looking forward to the first ball being bowled in 17 days’ time,” said Cricket South Africa Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe.
“We will also reveal different venue activations closer to the tournament where we also want to make the MSL T20 experience even more epic for the spectators coming through to see some of the world leading stars like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Kagiso Rabada in action.”
The opening clash will see Cape Town Blitz host Tshwane Spartans at Newlands in a Day/Night fixture starting at 19:00.
Tickets for all matches cost from R50 each and are available across Ticketpro retail outlets.
Opening Weekend Fixtures:
- Friday, November 16, 19:00, Cape Town Blitz v Tshwane Spartans, Newlands
- Saturday, November 17, 19:00, Jozi Stars v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Wanderers Stadium
- Sunday, November 18, 11:00, Durban Heat v Cape Town Blitz, Kingsmead
- Sunday, November 18, 15:30, Paarl Rocks v Tshwane Spartans, Boland Park