Cricket South Africa has sealed a deal with SuperSports to launch a new domestic T20 tournament in the country starting from January 2023. In a joint statement, the plan for conducting a domestic contest was conveyed and informed that they are yet to finalise its name. CSA CEO Pholestsi Moseki informed that the board has already received interest from several potential local and international investors and claimed that the tournament would give immense opportunity for young talents to showcase their potential.
In the statement, Moseki said, “We are excited by the formation of something this fresh and invigorating, which also offers the opportunity for private investment into the franchises. CSA has already received interest from several potential local and international investors.” Meanwhile, Marc Jury, CEO at SuperSport, claimed that the upcoming domestic tournament would surely change the course of South African cricket. “There is an early-year gap in the calendar, so the timing is ideal,” he added.
As per reports, the tournament will see a total of 33 games with a double round-robin league format followed by a playoffs stage involving three teams. However, dates are yet under discussion, but CS confirmed that the tournament’s first season would begin right after South Africa’s scheduled tour of Australia later this year.
The statement further claimed that players’ auctions would take place, whereas major decisions, including the process of player rostering and salary caps, remain under discussion. Let’s take a look at every possible detail regarding the tournament.
Name: Yet not decided.
Country: South Africa
Start: January 2023
Team: Six franchises
Matches: 33 games
Fixtures format: Round Robin
Players’ selection: Via auction
Title Sponsor: SuperSports
SuperSports’ CEO: Marc Jury