Franchise names of Mzansi Super League 2018 revealed
Mzansi Super League is the newly named Global T20 League of Cricket South Africa. The initial venture of the later was failed in the previous year.
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Now CSA has come up with the names of the franchises for its inaugural occasion. There are six of them – Cape Town Blitz (PPC Newlands), Durban Heat (Kingsmead), Jozi Stars (Bidvest Wanderers), Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (St George’s Park), Paarl Rocks (Eurolux Boland Park) and Tshwane Spartans (Super sport Park Centurion).
CSA CEO Thabang Moroe said, “It was a thorough and well audited process that led to the six winning bids from our members as well as the collective contribution from all stakeholders involved that led to the final names and logos which we also had to make sure met our objectives for this event.”
A total of 32 matches to be played among these six franchise teams.
“What was clear throughout this definitive process was that these are completely new entities and names that will operate separately from the current franchise teams. We welcome the six new additions to the South African and international cricket family,” CSA CEO said.
“We have receiving applications from over 200 top international players who expressed interest in playing in this inaugural tournament and will have their names in the hat ahead of the player draft process on Wednesday,” Moroe said.
“There were expected challenges in the process, of course, with some players available for a particular period because of other cricket commitment clashes elsewhere, including our Proteas, who also have to fulfill our tour to Australia for a one-day series,” he added.