Cricket South Africa has unleashed the name of its new T20 league Mzansi Super League in October 2018 which will kick off from 16 November to 16 December. It is a franchise based league where six teams will lock horns and thirty-two matches will be played to decide the winner of the season. It is the inaugural season of the league which will follow the T20 format.
Mzansi word comes from the official language of South Africa Xhosa which means “South” it is used to signify South Africa in the name.
An auction was planned on 17 October 2018 where more than 200 international players showed their interest to take part in the newborn league.
Winners of the league will get R 7 million and the runner will be awarded R 2.5 million. Player of the Tournament will receive R 100,000 and Man of the Match of each fixture will get R 15,000.
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The owners of the teams are localities and they all are named after a South Africa city just like IPL. The name of the hosting stadiums will be announced soon.
Cape Town Blitz
(Captain: Farhaan Behardien)
(Captain; Albie Morkel)
(Captain: Dane Vilas)
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
(Captain: JJ Smuts)
(Captain: Faf du Plessis)
(Captain: AB de Villiers)
In South Africa & Sub Saharan Africa, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will broadcast the event.
In India & the rest of subcontinent, Sony Six and Sony Six HD will broadcast while it will also be broadcasted on Sony Liv.
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports Cricket will broadcast.
In the United States of America, Willow TV will broadcast.
In the Middle East & North Africa MENA (Algeria, Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, UAE, Tunisia and Yemen), OSN Sports Cricket HD will broadcast.
In the Caribbean, Flow TV or Flow Sports 2 will broadcast.
In New Zealand, Sky Sports NZ will broadcast.
In Afghanistan, Ariana Television Network will broadcast.
In Pakistan, Ten Sports and Geo Super will broadcast.
In Bangladesh, Channel 9, Gazi TV will broadcast.
In Sri Lanka, Channel Eye will broadcast.
PS: Broadcasting list is tentative, it may change accordingly.