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