Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans to kick off MSLT20 at Newlands

Mzansi Super League

Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans will clash in the opening match of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) T20 at Newlands on Friday 16 November 2018.

Play will start at 19h00.

The MSL released the full fixture list on Thursday which will see the team topping the final log table getting direct passage to the grand final and having home ground advantage as well.

The team finishing second will have home ground advantage against the team finishing third in the eliminator to decide the other team going through to the final.

The opening weekend also sees Jozi Stars take on Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on the Saturday followed by two games on Sunday when Durban Heat play Cape Town Blitz at Kingsmead at 11h00 and Paarl Rocks are at home to Tshwane Spartans at Eurolux Boland Park at 15h30.

“This is certainly an exciting fixture at one of the world’s iconic venues to kick start our league,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.

“We have as far as possible concentrated fixtures on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays which have proved to be the most popular days with our fans in the past.

“We are also confident that the League will attract new fans as well and provide ideal entertainment value for families in a secure and convivial environment. The entertainment package will go way beyond cricket.

“Where there are two fixtures on the same day these will be played at staggered times so that fans will be able to get full value from SABC’s live coverage of all the matches.”

SABC3 TV and Radio 2000 will provide live coverage of all matches and there will be further coverage on SABC’s various other radio platforms.

Fixture list in full:
MONTH DAYS DATE (S) HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM VENUE
Nov Fri (D/N) @ 19:00 16 Cape Town Blitz Tshwane Spartans PPC Newlands, Cape Town
Nov Sat (D/N) @ 19:00 17 Jozi Stars Nelson Mandela Giants Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Nov Sun (Day) @ 11:00 18 Durban Heat Cape Town Blitz Kingsmead, Durban
Nov Sun (Day) @ 15:30 18 Paarl Rocks Tshwane Spartans Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl
Nov Tue (D/N) @ 19:00 20 Paarl Rocks Jozi Stars Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl
Nov Wed (Day) @ 14:00 21 Durban Heat Tshwane Spartans Kingsmead, Durban
Nov Wed (D/N) @ 19:00 21 Cape Town Blitz Nelson Mandela Giants PPC Newlands, Cape Town
Nov Fri (Day) @ 19:00 23 Nelson Mandela Giants Durban Heat St George’s, Port Elizabeth
Nov Sat (D/N) @ 19:00 24 Jozi Stars Cape Town Blitz Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Nov Sun (Day) @ 11:00 25 Tshwane Spartans Nelson Mandela Giants SuperSport Park, Centurion
Nov Sun (Day) @ 15:30 25 Paarl Rocks Cape Town Blitz Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl
Nov Tue (D/N) @ 19:00 27 Nelson Mandela Giants Cape Town Blitz St George’s, Port Elizabeth
Nov Wed (Day) @ 14:00 28 Tshwane Spartans Jozi Stars SuperSport Park, Centurion
Nov Wed (D/N) @ 19:00 28 Durban Heat Paarl Rocks Kingsmead, Durban
Nov Fri (Day) @ 14:00 30 Nelson Mandela Giants Paarl Rocks St George’s, Port Elizabeth
Nov Fri (D/N) @ 19:00 30 Jozi Stars Durban Heat Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Dec Sat (D/N) @ 19:00 01 Tshwane Spartans Cape Town Blitz SuperSport Park, Centurion
Dec Sun (Day) @ 11:00 02 Paarl Rocks Durban Heat Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl
Dec Sun (Day) @ 15:30 02 Nelson Mandela Giants Jozi Stars St George’s, Port Elizabeth
Dec Tue (D/N) @ 19:00 04 Cape Town Blitz Jozi Stars PPC Newlands, Cape Town
Dec Wed (Day) @ 14:00 05 Tshwane Spartans Paarl Rocks SuperSport Park, Centurion
Dec Wed (D/N) @ 19:00 05 Durban Heat Nelson Mandela Giants Kingsmead, Durban
Dec Fri (Day) @ 14:00 07 Durban Heat Jozi Stars Kingsmead, Durban
Dec Fri (D/N) @ 19:00 07 Cape Town Blitz Paarl Rocks PPC Newlands, Cape Town
Dec Sat (D/N) @ 19:00 08 Nelson Mandela Giants Tshwane Spartans St George’s, Port Elizabeth
Dec Sun (Day) @ 11:00 09 Jozi Stars Paarl Rocks Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Dec Sun (Day) @ 15:30 09 Cape Town Blitz Durban Heat PPC Newlands, Cape Town
Dec Tue (D/N) @ 19:00 11 Jozi Stars Tshwane Spartans Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Dec Wed (Day) @ 14:00 12 Paarl Rocks Nelson Mandela Giants Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl
Dec Wed (D/N) @ 19:00 12 Tshwane Spartans Durban Heat SuperSport Park, Centurion
Dec Fri (D/N) @ 19:00 14 Play-off 2 vs 3 Venue of 2
Dec Sun (Day) @ 15:30 16 1st vs Winner of Play-Off Final Venue of 1

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