Global T20 League turns out as Mzansi Super League
The much awaited T20 Global League has been retermed by Cricket South Africa to Mzansi Super League.
The newly named franchise T20 league of South Africa will now kick start from November 16 and will last up to one month ending at December 16.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in putting this milestone project together,” Thabang Moroe, CSA Chief Executive, said.
“We look forward to welcoming, and being entertained by, some of the world’s best cricketers. We are also confident that the MSL will serve the dual objective of becoming a launchpad for our next generation of T20 talent.”
According to a press release from South Africa, Mzansi is, “South African colloquialism that captures patriotism and the spirit of the country’s diverse race and culture.”
There will be six city-based teams and the tournament will be broadcast by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on its television and radio.
The Player Draft Matrix will be held on October 15 when the names of the six participating teams, the marquee players and major international signings will also be announced.
Corrie van Zyl, MSL T20 Playing Affairs Director assured the newly formed T20 league will be the platform of talents and entertainment, “We can assure fans that the talent set to participate in the MSL T20 will be top-class, featuring our established Proteas alongside their international counterparts, while also showcasing our up-and-coming local talent. We invite all South Africans to come out in their numbers to be part of this dynamic and exciting addition to the South African sporting calendar.”