Cricket South Africa (CSA) has officially unveiled the Mzansi Super League (MSL), the much anticipated T20 League that is set to be the sport and entertainment spectacle of the South African summer.
The inaugural event will take place from November 16 to December 16, 2018 and is set to feature some of the world’s top T20 talent.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in putting this milestone project together,” CSA said Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe. “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.”
“The event tagline is ‘FUN. FAST. FOR ALL’ which speaks volumes about the competition’s concept as well as the unique Mzansi touch and appeal that we want to showcase to the world,” Mr. Moroe added.
MSL T20 Tournament Director, Russell Adams, said: “This competition will be a combination of the game’s traditions as well as new-age elements such as the presence of personalities like we have never seen before…a feast of cricket and entertainment.”
“The solid tone of the logo speaks to a bond that we have as a nation, united through the strength of cricket. We want every South African to feel that they are a part of a league which celebrates our cultural diversity.”
The names of the six participating sides, the marquee Proteas players and the headline international signings will all form part of the competition Player Draft Matrix that will be held on Monday (October 15).
The complete MSL T20 fixtures list and broadcast times as well as ticket information will be made available next week.