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    Cricket South Africa (CSA) could be realising that it is not as easy to get one Indian broadcaster as it was to rope in six Indian owners for SA20. Having signed all Indian Premier League (IPL) owners for the six-team league, to be launched in January-February 2023, the South Africa board has not found takers for a broadcast deal in India. SuperSport is the rights holder in the domestic market.

    Cricbuzz has learnt that the CSA and SA20 authorities have had talks with all the Indian broadcasters - Star, Sony, Zee, Viacom and Amazon among others included - but could not find anyone interested in a deal to their expectations. Some Indian broadcast officials, who spoke to them, have revealed that their impression of the CSA expectation was for a deal broadly to the size of Zee's contract with the Dubai league (ILT20), which is $ 120 million for 10 years, or 12 million for a season. The Indians broadcasters' valuation is not anywhere close to that price.

    Following this, CSA has decided to combine their international rights with SA20. In a recent communication to the media houses, the South Africa board has said it would issue a fresh ITT, combining the two properties. Stating that the board is grateful for the expressions of interest in international/domestic and the SA20 rights, the CSA said it would simplify the process.

    "In the interests of all parties, the RFP issued on September 8 is withdrawn, and a revised ITT for both the International Rights and the SA20 Rights will be issued shortly with a deadline for submission of bids by mid-October," said a source broadly quoting the mail. The combined ITT is expected to be issued by Monday. Star Sports are the present rights holders in India and their contract will be ending after the 2023-24 season.

    Most overseas leagues do not command even $ 1 million a season in India. The advantage with the SA20 is its Indian ownership as the franchises are subsidiaries of the IPL teams with a fixed fan base. The disadvantage is that it would be in a clash of schedules with the Dubai league (ILT20). Besides, the South African prime time is late night in India.

    Having an Indian broadcaster is key to the survival of the league, something Haroon Lorgat's GLT20 (2017) failed to find and could not take off. Besides, the CSA board has guaranteed $ 1 million a season to the franchises from the league's central revenue. That promise can be met only with a substantial broadcast deal.

    A CSA spokesman declined a comment on the broadcast deals but confirmed that Tom Harrison, former CEO of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has been appointed as a commercial consultant for the league.


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    Pakistani players ignored.

    Apartheid in the country where many sacrificed their lives to get rid of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Pakistani players ignored.

    Apartheid in the country where many sacrificed their lives to get rid of it.
    No one cares

    No one is raising a voice

    Our players are more concerned about praising Kohli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Pakistani players ignored.

    Apartheid in the country where many sacrificed their lives to get rid of it.
    Did pcb gave noc for auctions? iirc Smith said something about holding back pak players from auction list until noc is cleared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    No one cares

    No one is raising a voice

    Our players are more concerned about praising Kohli

    Raise voice for what? Indian owners are clear they won't hire pakistanis. They are going to comply with the policy of their government.

    On top of that owners feel PCB is a very hard board to talk to. Why will a billionaire be willing to look stupid if PCB pulls some stunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Raise voice for what? Indian owners are clear they won't hire pakistanis. They are going to comply with the policy of their government.

    On top of that owners feel PCB is a very hard board to talk to. Why will a billionaire be willing to look stupid if PCB pulls some stunt.
    If they like a good return on their investment, then they like winning.That chance increases by picking good Pakistani players.

    Given that there have been Indian owners in T10 and CPL, I’d be surprised if any stunt was pulled. Plus player availability is matter of discussion for the boards. Given how we played at each other’s grounds during the pandemic doesn’t indicate a bad relationship between the boards.

    It’s also curious how the hire Pakistanis/don’t hire Pakistanis situation works. I imagine the production company producing the Asia Cup was Indian owned. I understand that they hired Wasim, Waqar etc as commentators yes?

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    Broadcast Bluff?
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    The financial future of South African cricket has been perilous for years as its cash reserves didn’t so much dwindle away as gush in a torrent of waste and mismanagement, so perhaps it should be no surprise that the silver bullet solution – the SA20 – isn’t finding things easy.

    Details, of which there are many, aren’t the issue for the purposes of explaining the problem. The SA20 cannot succeed unless it is broadcast in India. The deadline for submissions of tender for Indian broadcasters was on Wednesday, October 12. None, apparently, submitted a bid.

    Given that all six Franchises in the SA20 are owned by IPL Franchises, and that the aim of the new league is, in time, to include Indian players, all be they young, uncapped stars, it is irrefutably correct to assume that the SA20 would be a desirable product for the Indian market. And that one of the four or five major broadcast networks would bid for the rights to televise it.

    Equally, the networks are aware that the SA20 (and Cricket South Africa) are not merely inconvenienced by the lack of a broadcast partner in India, but critically hamstrung. Fatally injured, in all probability. They may be able to limp through the first season but thereafter the funds would dry up and the project would be doomed. Along with the Global League T20 and the Mzansi Super League. And the professional game in South Africa.

    The SA20 board was advised by their rights brokers to charge $240k per SA20 game ($8million per season) with a 5% annual increase for 10 years. And to ‘bundle’ the SA international fixture rights into the deal, at a separate cost. It would increase the annual revenue and keep the deal clean and easier to manage.

    But the Indian broadcast corporations, despite their fierce rivalry, appear to have formed a kraal. At least one of them has been ‘leaking’ all of the correspondence from the SA20 straight to the media, with their (uncredited and unattributed) interpretations. SA20 and CSA spokespeople have, thus far, continued to assert that such negotiations are, and should remain, private and confidential.

    There are two scenarios, or perhaps a combination of both. SA20 has over-priced its product to such an extent that even India’s fiercely competitive broadcast networks have agreed to stand firm in brief solidarity. Or that the networks, all interested in the product, have temporarily agreed to work together to drive the price down before the free-for-all scramble to claim the prize when the starting price is right. The way that wolves hunt as a pack.

    A while ago I wrote about why Temba Bavuma and Andile Phehlukwayo went unsold at the SA20 Player Auction. There was plenty of on-field, statistical evidence for their non-sale, but the word from the auction floor was that their base price of R850k was the overwhelming reason they weren’t bought. If somebody, or something, is valued at 10, there may be a purchaser willing to pay 100. But if that same person, or thing, is valued at 50 then nobody is interested. Right now, the SA20 board will be hoping that they, too, haven’t over-estimated the market’s desire for their services.

    Perhaps the SA20 board and their advisors have got it wrong, over-estimated their value. Tom Harrison, the former England Cricket Board chief executive, is the special financial advisor. His dispassionate independence may be an asset on one hand, but with no skin in the South African game he may have been less likely to exercise caution with the numbers.

    All six of the SA20 franchises have been asked to make a commitment to developing the game in their region of the country although there are no specific requirements. All six have stated publicly that they are in the tournament for the ‘long run’ and don’t expect to make a profit “for many years to come” in the words of Royals CEO, Jake Lush McCrum.

    The truth is they will never make a cent unless the tournament is televised in India by one of the major networks. The exposure provided to their Franchise brand and their associated sponsors by expansion into the Caribbean Premier League, the (UAE-based) International League T20 and the SA20 will never provide more than 10% of their corporate income. The vast majority will always come from the IPL. Their involvement in South Africa cannot, and will not, go ahead without an Indian broadcast partner.

    When Haroon Lorgat was running the ill-fated Global League T20 he was so convinced that an Indian broadcaster would eventually blink and make an offer that he waited until six weeks before the first game – at which CSA lost its nerve and cancelled the tournament at a loss of over R200 million.

    It is inconceivable that a deal won’t be done this time unless both sides become intransigently stubborn and it becomes about egos. That isn’t going to happen with the SA20 board of directors – there is too much at stake. League Commissioner, Graeme Smith, is the most powerful and influential South African in cricket and enjoys enormous respect in India. For the last fortnight he has been working on the biggest deal he will ever do in his life. He always got the job done on the field, and he’ll get it done in the boardroom. The game is depending on him.

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    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to allow its players to make themselves available for the inaugural South African T20 league, in which majority of teams are owned by Indians. Initially, the PCB had decided not to issue NOCs to its players for the inaugural Emirates Cricket League and SA League due to international and domestic commitments but with the Pakistan and West Indies boards agreeing to postpone a T20 series the board has changed its stance. The T20 series against the West Indies was scheduled in January 2023 but will now be held in early 2024.

    "Centrally contracted and non contracted players can now make themselves available for the SA league and also other leagues being held during this time frame excepting the Emirates league," an official source said.

    He said PCB changed its mind after the South African board had announced that each of the six franchises can now sign an extra wildcard player after the players auction was completed few weeks back.

    No Pakistani player was allowed to take part in the auction. Most of the teams in the SA league are owned by Indians and the same is the case in the emirates league.

    The source said players can also sign up for the Bangladesh Premier League if they are takers for them.

    Two Pakistani youngsters, Azam Khan and Muhammad Hasnain were approached by a franchise not owned by Indians in the ECL but the board refused to give them NOCs as it has made it a policy that none of its players will play in the ECL.

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India has also not given any clearance to its players to take part in the Emirates or SA leagues despite the majority of the franchises being owned by the franchises which take part in the Indian Premier League.

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    May be that's why Miller didn't play against us.

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    Broadcast Bluff?
    Indian Roulette

    The financial future of South African cricket has been perilous for years as its cash reserves didn’t so much dwindle away as gush in a torrent of waste and mismanagement, so perhaps it should be no surprise that the silver bullet solution – the SA20 – isn’t finding things easy.

    Details, of which there are many, aren’t the issue for the purposes of explaining the problem. The SA20 cannot succeed unless it is broadcast in India. The deadline for submissions of tender for Indian broadcasters was on Wednesday, October 12. None, apparently, submitted a bid.

    Given that all six Franchises in the SA20 are owned by IPL Franchises, and that the aim of the new league is, in time, to include Indian players, all be they young, uncapped stars, it is irrefutably correct to assume that the SA20 would be a desirable product for the Indian market. And that one of the four or five major broadcast networks would bid for the rights to televise it.

    Equally, the networks are aware that the SA20 (and Cricket South Africa) are not merely inconvenienced by the lack of a broadcast partner in India, but critically hamstrung. Fatally injured, in all probability. They may be able to limp through the first season but thereafter the funds would dry up and the project would be doomed. Along with the Global League T20 and the Mzansi Super League. And the professional game in South Africa.

    The SA20 board was advised by their rights brokers to charge $240k per SA20 game ($8million per season) with a 5% annual increase for 10 years. And to ‘bundle’ the SA international fixture rights into the deal, at a separate cost. It would increase the annual revenue and keep the deal clean and easier to manage.

    But the Indian broadcast corporations, despite their fierce rivalry, appear to have formed a kraal. At least one of them has been ‘leaking’ all of the correspondence from the SA20 straight to the media, with their (uncredited and unattributed) interpretations. SA20 and CSA spokespeople have, thus far, continued to assert that such negotiations are, and should remain, private and confidential.

    There are two scenarios, or perhaps a combination of both. SA20 has over-priced its product to such an extent that even India’s fiercely competitive broadcast networks have agreed to stand firm in brief solidarity. Or that the networks, all interested in the product, have temporarily agreed to work together to drive the price down before the free-for-all scramble to claim the prize when the starting price is right. The way that wolves hunt as a pack.

    A while ago I wrote about why Temba Bavuma and Andile Phehlukwayo went unsold at the SA20 Player Auction. There was plenty of on-field, statistical evidence for their non-sale, but the word from the auction floor was that their base price of R850k was the overwhelming reason they weren’t bought. If somebody, or something, is valued at 10, there may be a purchaser willing to pay 100. But if that same person, or thing, is valued at 50 then nobody is interested. Right now, the SA20 board will be hoping that they, too, haven’t over-estimated the market’s desire for their services.

    Perhaps the SA20 board and their advisors have got it wrong, over-estimated their value. Tom Harrison, the former England Cricket Board chief executive, is the special financial advisor. His dispassionate independence may be an asset on one hand, but with no skin in the South African game he may have been less likely to exercise caution with the numbers.

    All six of the SA20 franchises have been asked to make a commitment to developing the game in their region of the country although there are no specific requirements. All six have stated publicly that they are in the tournament for the ‘long run’ and don’t expect to make a profit “for many years to come” in the words of Royals CEO, Jake Lush McCrum.

    The truth is they will never make a cent unless the tournament is televised in India by one of the major networks. The exposure provided to their Franchise brand and their associated sponsors by expansion into the Caribbean Premier League, the (UAE-based) International League T20 and the SA20 will never provide more than 10% of their corporate income. The vast majority will always come from the IPL. Their involvement in South Africa cannot, and will not, go ahead without an Indian broadcast partner.

    When Haroon Lorgat was running the ill-fated Global League T20 he was so convinced that an Indian broadcaster would eventually blink and make an offer that he waited until six weeks before the first game – at which CSA lost its nerve and cancelled the tournament at a loss of over R200 million.

    It is inconceivable that a deal won’t be done this time unless both sides become intransigently stubborn and it becomes about egos. That isn’t going to happen with the SA20 board of directors – there is too much at stake. League Commissioner, Graeme Smith, is the most powerful and influential South African in cricket and enjoys enormous respect in India. For the last fortnight he has been working on the biggest deal he will ever do in his life. He always got the job done on the field, and he’ll get it done in the boardroom. The game is depending on him.

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    They HAVE overestimated their worth to the Indian market. . The declining figures for even Indias tours to SA should make things clear.

    Indian broadcasters will only pay for IPL , Bilateral cricket in India, ICC events primarily with cricket in England and Australia a very distant second.

    This league might fail just like every other league.


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    Blockbuster SA20 match schedule released

    33 Matches across six venues countrywide

    MI Cape Town to host Paarl Royals in opening match on 10 January

    Wanderers to host the Grand Final of the inaugural SA20

    Tuesday, 8 November: The much-anticipated SA20 blasts off with an exciting Western Cape derby between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals at Newlands Cricket Ground on Tuesday, 10 January. The full match schedule of 33 matches to be played at six venues across the country was announced today, with only two months to go until the start of South Africa’s premier T20 League.

    MI Cape Town will look to captivate the Newlands faithful with their star-studded line-up that includes Proteas spearhead Kagiso Rabada, Afghanistan spin maestro Rashid Khan, England’s six-hitting specialist Liam Livingstone, and South Africa’s teenage sensation, Dewald Brevis among others.

    The Royals have assembled an equal galaxy of stars that is headlined by England white-ball captain Jos Buttler, along with his Lords’ 2019 World Cup-winning teammates Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan. They will be joined by Proteas trio David Miller, Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi, who are under the guidance of former Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy as head coach.

    The opening game, along with the remaining 32 matches, will all be broadcast exclusively live on SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa and Viacom18 Sports to India’s cricket-loving and passionate fanbase.

    “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.

    “Fans will be able to watch the best local and international T20 stars live in action at prime viewing times for the afternoon and evening matches. This is also an ideal broadcasting slot ensuring viewers around the world can also keep up with the enthralling entertainment,” Smith explained.

    The action is relentless with the SA20 caravan moving around the country for two weeks, with at least one game every single day until Thursday, 24 January. Each team will play five home and five away matches, with fans finally getting a taste of what the IPL-owned teams will be bringing to the local flavour.

    Among these matches is five visits to St George’s Park where the Sunrisers Eastern Cape and their 12th man, the famous brass band, will ensure every visit to Gqeberha is a memorable one.

    The first Highveld derby between the Joburg Super Kings and Pretoria Capitals is set for the Wanderers Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, 17 January. The JSK squad is brimmed with speed merchants Gerald Coetzee, Nandre Burger, West Indian Alzarri Joseph and England’s George Garton who are all set to steam in at the Bullring. The Capitals will be equally up to the challenge, with Proteas speedsters Anrich Nortje and Wayne Parnell leading alongside Ireland’s Josh Little.

    Everyone will be able to catch their breath for a week towards the end of January when the League takes a break for the three-match One-Day International Series between the Proteas and England. The action resumes at Kingsmead for the clash between hosts Durban's Super Giants and MI Cape Town on Thursday, 2 February.

    Lance Klusener’s men will look to make their home-ground advantage count as this will be the first of only two matches played at Kingsmead in the second half of schedule with the remainder of the games all taking place at Wanderers and SuperSport Park in Centurion due to the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup to be hosted in South Africa in February.

    The grand final will be staged at the Wanderers on Saturday, 11 February, where the first-ever SA20 Champions will be crowned.

    “The Wanderers has hosted many memorable finals throughout the years, we expect a full house in attendance to watch the first-ever SA20 Champions lifting the trophy. We are thankful to have the buy-in from all six franchises to make this season a success and we look forward to making this inaugural season of the SA20 something special for the fans!”

    FAQ’s

    Will the SA20 take place at this window every year

    It was important in year one to establish a clear window of mid Jan- mid Feb because all SA contracted players will be available, it is prime South Africa summer and affords the League some exclusivity from other Leagues. The Proteas have a FTP commitment to tour Australia for Test matches and will only be able to return after 8 January.

    How were the fixtures designed

    SA20 wanted teams to have five home and five away matches each to maximise fan engagement and brand identity growth.

    The fixtures were designed to maximise weekend prime slots with use of double-headers and to minimise weekday matches particularly avoiding double-headers where possible. The League wanted to ensure fairness across teams as much as possible and player well-being factoring in rest, travel and back-to-back matches.

    What will happen during the ODI series against England

    There is a mid-season break in the League to accommodate the rescheduled bilateral ODI series between South Africa and England which was postponed due to Covid. The League wanted full SA player availability and also wanted maximise access to the England overseas players.

    How did the ICC Women’s World Cup affect the fixtures

    The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is being played in in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape from 10-26 February 2023. This affected how late the League can end. Given that Gqeberha, Cape Town and Paarl are the venues for this ICC event and are SA20 teams home bases, it meant that their home games needed to be completed by 24 January due to ICC needing to prepare venues.

    What was considered when deciding on match starts times

    The League took into consideration fans and families when settling on start times of 13h30 for afternoon matches and 17h30 for evening matches. It was important to also accommodate the worldwide TV viewership audience.

    How did you select the Wanderers as the host of the Final

    Due to the ICC Women’s World Cup, only three of the venues were available to host the playoff matches.


    Why is the Final scheduled on the same day as two ICC Women’s ‘T20 World Cup matches?

    For a showcase final we are conscious of player recovery and ensuring that players are rested and can prepare for the final as best as possible. A reserve day for Semi-Final 2 also needed to be allocated for in case of rain hence the gap on Friday 10th.


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    Commissioner Graeme Smith and South African music icons Sho Madjozi, Mi Casa and DJTimo ODV showed the media and special guests in attendance how cricket and entertainment will merge to form a blockbuster inaugural SA20 League next year, as per a press release from SA20.

    Priced between R50 (approx. INR 235/-) and R200 (INR 940/-), fans will get to see captivating young talent like Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs and Donovan Ferreira play alongside seasoned veterans like ICC Men's T20 World-Cup winning captain Jos Buttler, Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada.

    SA20 will provide a non-stop "sportainment" vibe from 10 January when Newlands hosts the opening local derby match between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals, with Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium due to host the grand final of the inaugural season of the 33-match tournament on 11 February.

    "The momentum is building," League Commissioner Graeme Smith said. "We have worked closely with the franchise teams to develop competitive ticket pricing where the public can attend more than one match. We invite lovers of cricket, those looking for a social day out with friends and families to all join us in January and February for a taste of SA20. It is going to be memorable.'"

    Madjozi turned a standard press conference upside down when she interrupted renowned comedian Joey Rasdien and the proceedings, treating everyone to a lively music concert.

    Fellow South African band MiCasa and selected DJ's were also there to hype up the excitement as the six new SA20 franchises were showcased to the public.

    "I am so happy to be here. Cricket is a big passion of mine, and being able to merge it with my musicand global franchise brands has me so excited for SA20. I cannot wait for the matches to start," said Madjozi.

    All 33 matches will be broadcast exclusively live on SuperSport in Sub Saharan Africa and Viacom18 Sports, India's newest sports network, to India's cricket-loving and passionate fanbase.

    "Fans can look forward to quality and competitive cricket from the world-class players participating,add to that the presence of a host of newly crowned ICC Men's T20 World Cup champions including Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Phil Salt and Harry Brooks, and we are set for explosive entertainment," Smith said.

    Each of the six SA20 franchises will have five home and five away matches, with games played every day, including eight double-headers spread around the country.

    SA20 will be bringing a distinct flavour to the stadium experience, where cricket lovers, party people and families can gather for world class cricket. DJ's, live musical performances, giveaways, prizes, big screens, fan cams, fun for the kids and a whole lot more packed into three hours of explosive entertainment.

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    SA20 will improve the young players coming through says Jacques Kallis

    Proteas legend says SA20 an opportunity for players to put their name out there

    Thursday, 17 November: Watching the expressions of the young players when in the presence of Jacques Kallis at the SA20 launch held recently at the Wanderers in Johannesburg it is clear the legendary Proteas all-rounder is still held in high esteem.

    It is this presence that Kallis will bring to his new role as assistant coach to Graham Ford at the Pretoria Capitals for the inaugural SA20 season.

    Kallis certainly has the pedigree, not only as a former player, but also as an experienced T20 coach that has spent time at the Indian Premier League in various roles.

    The 47-year-old has seen first-hand the influence a successful T20 League can have on the national team's fortunes, especially in terms of growing the depth of players available.

    "I think South African cricket has been crying out for this for a long time. I think we've seen the wonderful job it's (franchise league cricket) done around the world in terms of how the local competition has improved cricket. I have no doubt it's going to be the same here and everyone is looking forward to it. The standard will be very high," Kallis said.

    "Having international players and coaches is also certainly going to provide a good product. It is going to improve the young guys coming through."

    The exposure SA20 will provide young players is also unrivaled in South African cricket with all 33 matches being televised live on SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa, but crucially it will also be broadcasted to the passionate cricket audience in India on Viacom18 Sports.

    "With everything being televised, it's a great opportunity for the guys to put their name out there, whether it be for international cricket, or other leagues around the world. What better stage for these young guys to put their hand up in this competition?" Kallis enthused.

    South African sport is renowned for its fiercely-contested derbies and SA20 will add to that tradition when MI Cape Town and neighbours Paarl Royals kickstart the tournament at Newlands on Tuesday, January 10.

    The opening game will be followed by Durban’s Super Giants hosting the Joburg Super Kings at Kingsmead on Wednesday, January 11 before Kallis' Capitals travel to Gqeberha on Thursday, 12 January to face the Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St George's Park.

    "The good thing about all these games is that they are like derbies. And when you look at the teams on paper they are of equal strength and that bodes well for the competition because any one team can beat another," Kallis said.


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    SA20 introduces wild card signings

    Teams can sign a South African or overseas player

    Player to have base price of R175 000 with salary cap at discretion of team

    Monday, 21 November: In an exciting introduction, the six SA20 franchise teams will have the opportunity to sign a wild card player to their squads ahead of the inaugural season starting on 10 January. Teams may sign a South African or an overseas player and will have until 30 December to make their selections.

    Players will come in at a minimum base fee of R175 000, with Franchises using their discretion to select the calibre of players to bolster their squads, which will move from a playing personnel of 17 to 18. Players who were not registered for the auction are eligible for selection.

    “The wild card offers our teams an opportunity to add another world-class player to their squad,” League Commissioner, Graeme Smith said.

    Each squad will be allowed to have a maximum of eight overseas players, and the maximum of four on-field overseas players at any time during the match remains unchanged. The Franchise’s salary cap following the auction will remain outside of the wild card player’s fee.

    “The cricket community showed a lot of interest in our League for the auction, I have no doubt we will be seeing six brilliant cricketers joining the SA20,” Smith ended.


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    Jofra Archer Joins MI Cape Town For SA20

    MI Cape Town on Wednesday announced England pacer Jofra Archer as their wildcard signing for the inaugural edition of the SA20 league, starting in January next year. Archer has not played international cricket since March 2021 due to a long-standing elbow issue, which was followed by a stress fracture of the lower back. He returned to action for England Lions in a game against the main England side in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

    Archer was signed by Mumbai Indians in the last IPL auction for Rs 8 crore despite the franchise knowing that he would not be available. He has been retained for the 2023 season.

    IPL side MI and SA20 team MI Cape Town are owned by the same group.

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    Looks like 1 or 2 pakistani players will be signed up as wild cards.

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    A new chapter in South African cricket will be written when the SA20 League begins in South Africa from January 10 to the February 11, 2023. The league is a step forward for South African cricket, which had a dismal ICC Men's T20 World Cup and will be looking to put the tournament behind them. The SA20 League will provide a platform for budding South African cricketers while also featuring international players from top sides around the world.

    Each of the six SA20 franchises - MI Cape Town (MICT), Paarl Royals (PR), Pretoria Capitals (PC), Joburg Super Kings (JSK), Durban's Super Giants (DSG) and Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SEC) will be playing five home and five away matches followed by the knock-out stages, i.e the semi-finals and the finals.

    The tournament has garnered a lot of media attention not only for being the first T20 franchise league to be organised in South Africa but also for the fact that all six teams are owned by IPL franchise owners.

    Cricket fans in India will be geared up to watch the tournament as MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals battle it out in the tournament opener on January 10, 2023, which will be available on Viacom 18 Sports, a SA20 League release said.

    Speaking in an interview with the SA20 League, South African cricketers Quinton de Kock and Keshav Maharaj spoke on the excitement of such a major tournament in South Africa and how beneficial it will be for cricketers playing in the league.

    Quinton De Kock said he was looking forward to the unexpected.

    "Pretty much it's a new tournament, so, I guess looking forward to the unexpected, we've had a couple of these tournaments, and there hasn't been one in a while. Obviously, it's a quite big event, I think this would be one of the bigger events in the local franchise system. A lot of youngsters who haven't been part of the big tournament will be involved in this, so it will be good for the new guys and obviously for the guys who've been around in serving cricket. This is also new for us, so, this would be amazing another new comp, so I can't wait," he said.

    "I've played with everyone, I know what I'm dealing with, and so, I know the boys are going to have a lot of fun with the children, with the fisherman as well. So I know that's what I'm dealing with, so it's pretty easy for me," he added.

    Keshav Maharaj said he was looking forward to rubbing shoulders with some new faces.

    "I'm looking forward to obviously rubbing shoulders with some new faces, learning more about the game from some T20 specialist, but most importantly making new friendships on and off the field and yeah playing in my hometown, most especially Durban. The tournament will provide an opportunity for South African players to learn from some of the best in the world in T20 cricket. It will also allow young players to show their dexterity and skills on a bigger platform.

    "Well, Quinton played with pretty much everyone, I'm looking forward to playing with Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder, having seen what they did in this last Caribbean League, it's actually quite exciting, bringing some proper flair and some interesting cricketing shots, so looking forward to that," he said.

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    ‘DB’ promises fans to expect ‘fireworks’ in upcoming SA20

    Youngster hopes to learn from experienced players in MI Cape Town squad

    Friday, 25 November: Dewald Brevis was destined for greatness ever since he picked up a cricket bat before he could hardly walk.

    Due to his resemblance to Proteas and Indian Premier League legend AB de Villiers, his rise to eminence grew even faster with the nickname “Baby AB” gaining traction fast.

    But at just 19-years-old, and yet to even play for South Africa at the senior level, Brevis deserves his own moniker, at least according to SA comedian Joey Rasdien.

    “Let’s scrap this ‘Baby nonsense’, this is the new millennial ‘DB’, Dewald Brevis, that’s your name!” Rasdien said at the recent SA20 launch.

    ‘DB’ has, of course, in a very short space of time captured the attention of cricket followers globally with his record-breaking feats.

    The former Afrikaans Hoërskool (Affies) learner blazed through the ICC Under-19 World Cup for the SA U19 team in the Caribbean last year, where he surpassed India’s Shikhar Dhawan’s all-time record for the most runs at the tournament.

    This set in motion a string of events that has seen Brevis become a much-sought after signature for T20 franchise teams around the world, including Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

    The youngster has thus far lived up to his billing and recently returned home to rubber-stamp his immense potential with a record-breaking 162 off just 57 balls, which included 13 sixes and 13 fours, for the Titans in Cricket SA’s T20 Challenge.

    It is such feats that has MI Cape Town followers salivating at the prospect of Brevis turning on the magic at Newlands in the upcoming SA20, but nobody is more excited than the teenager himself for the tournament’s opening game on January 10 against the Paarl Royals.

    “It’s a dream come true. It has always been my dream to represent Mumbai Indians, and now MI Cape Town, and to be able to play on the big stage because the crowds are massive, and I really enjoy it,” Brevis said.

    “I think this tournament is going to be amazing. All these players coming to South Africa, the cricket is going to be very strong. It is going to be very competitive. People must be ready, because there is going to be lots of fireworks, lots of boundaries, lots of wickets.”

    Despite cricket’s entire stratosphere being virtually his oyster, Brevis remains humble and values the prospect of being able to tap into the intellectual capacity of senior internationals such as Rassie van der Dussen, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer and Rashid Khan.

    “It’s absolutely amazing!” Brevis said. “Who better to pick their brains, and get advice from? I can’t wait to share a dressing room and a field with them.”

    All 33 SA20 matches will be broadcast live exclusively on SuperSport in Sub Saharan Africa and Viacom18 Sports, India’s newest sports network, to India’s cricket-loving and passionate fanbase.


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