The inaugural edition of SA20 is all set to kick-start on January 10, 2023, with MI Cape Town locking horns with Paarl Royals. The schedule of the much-anticipated league was released by CSA on Tuesday. The 33-match tournament will end with the finals at the Wanderers on February 11.
The inaugural edition of the CSA league will be played across six cities in South Africa. All the teams in the competition are owned by six of the existing IPL franchisees. The format of the competition has been formulated keeping in mind World’s most successful league, IPL. Just like the Indian Premier League in SA20 too the teams will face each other twice during the league stages once at home & once at away format. The tournament will be Broadcasted LIVE on SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa and Viacom18 Sports in India.
“Releasing fixtures for the opening season is a milestone for us all at SA20,” League Commissioner, Graeme Smith said. “It’s all getting very real, we certainly can’t wait to watch the world’s best go head-to-head. Fans can look forward to the blockbuster schedule kicking off with the popular local derby between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals on 10 January.
He further said that fans will get a chance to watch the best stars of World Cricket indulge in action-pack cricket at Prime Viewing times in afternoon & evening matches. Smith highlighted that the time slots of the matches have been fixed keeping in mind cricket fans across the globe. This means no matter where you stay you can enjoy the LIVE Streaming of fiery cricket matches of the SA20 league.
The twist in the schedule is a week-long break given for International Cricket. As host nation is all set to lock horns with England in a three-match ODI series. After the conclusion of the ODI series, the SA20 will resume in Durban on February 2.
Notably, Durban will host only two matches at Kingsmead during the second half of the league while the rest will be held at Wanderers and SuperSport Park in Centurion due to a clash with the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, beginning February 10.
SA20 2023 Full Schedule
|Date||Matches||Time (SA Time)||Venue|
|Jan 10||MICT vs PR||5:30 PM||Cape Town|
|Jan 11||DSG vs JSK||5:30 PM||Durban|
|Jan 12||SEC vs PC||5:30 PM||Gqeberha|
|Jan 13||PR vs JSK||1:30 PM||Paarl|
|Jan 13||MICT vs DSG||5:30 PM||Cape Town|
|Jan 14||PC vs SEC||1:30 PM||Pretoria|
|Jan 14||MICT vs JSK||5:30 PM||Cape Town|
|Jan 15||DSG vs PR||1:30 PM||Durban|
|Jan 16||SEC vs MICT||5:30 PM||Gqeberha|
|Jan 17||PR vs DSG||1:30 PM||Paarl|
|Jan 17||JSK vs PC||5:30 PM||Johannesburg|
|Jan 18||MICT vs SEC||1:30 PM||Cape Town|
|Jan 18||PC vs JSK||5:30 PM||Pretoria|
|Jan 19||PR vs SEC||5:30 PM||Paarl|
|Jan 20||DSG vs PC||5:30 PM||Durban|
|Jan 21||PR vs MICT||1:30 PM||Paarl|
|Jan 21||SEC vs JSK||5:30 PM||Gqeberha|
|Jan 22||PR vs PC||1:30 PM||Paarl|
|Jan 22||SEC vs JSK||5:30 PM||Gqeberha|
|Jan 23||MICT vs PC||5:30 PM||Cape Town|
|Jan 24||SEC vs PR||1:30 PM||Gqeberha|
|Jan 24||JSK vs DSG||5:30 PM||Johannesburg|
|Feb 2||DSG vs MICT||5:30 PM||Durban|
|Feb 3||JSK vs PR||1:30 PM||Johannesburg|
|Feb 3||DSG vs SEC||5:30 PM||Durban|
|Feb 4||PC vs MICT||5:30 PM||Pretoria|
|Feb 5||JSK vs SEC||1:30 PM||Johannesburg|
|Feb 5||PC vs DSG||5:30 PM||Pretoria|
|Feb 6||JSK vs MICT||5:30 PM||Johannesburg|
|Feb 7||PC vs PR||5:30 PM||Pretoria|
|Feb 8||SF1 (1st vs 4th)||5:30 PM||Johannesburg|
|Feb 9||SF2 (2nd vs 3rd)||5:30 PM||Pretoria|
|Reserve day/Prep for Final|
|Feb 11||FINAL||4:30 PM||Johannesburg|
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