The momentum is building, says SA20 League commissioner Graeme Smith

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Wed, 16/11/2022
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The momentum is building, says SA20 League commissioner Graeme Smith
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The summer of cricket and fun for the SA20 kicked off here with a bang.

South African music legends Sho Madjozi, Mi Casa, and DJ Timo ODV revealed how cricket and entertainment will converge to make a blockbuster first SA20 League in a big ceremony with SA20 commissioner Graeme Smith.

Fans can watch exciting young talent like Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs, and Donovan Ferreira play with seasoned veterans like ICC Men's T20 World-Cup winning captain Jos Buttler, Faf du Plessis, and Kagiso Rabada for prices ranging from R50 (about INR 235) to R200 (INR 940).

Children under the age of six will be admitted free of charge, and scholars and retirees will receive a 30% discount.

Beginning on January 10 with the first local derby game between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals at Newlands, SA20 will offer nonstop "sportainment," with the grand final of the 33-game tournament scheduled for February 11 at Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium.

The League Commissioner, Graeme Smith, stated that "the momentum is mounting." "We have collaborated extensively with the franchise teams to establish fair ticket prices that allow fans to attend many games. We cordially invite everyone to join us in January and February for a taste of SA20, including cricket fans, people looking for a fun day out with friends, and families. It will be something to remember."

Live coverage of all 33 games will be available on Viacom18 Sports and SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The presence of a number of newly crowned ICC Men's T20 World Cup champions, such as Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Phil Salt, and Harry Brooks, as well as quality and competitive cricket from the participating world-class players, added Smith, "and we are set for explosive entertainment."

Every day there will be games played, including eight doubleheaders spread out around the nation, for each of the six SA20 franchises, with each team having five home and five away matches.

Tickets for SA20 can be ordered online via Ticketpro at www.ticketpro.co.za.