Betway SA20 is back and ready for another summer of world-class cricket and entertainment in an anticipated Season 2. South Africa’s best talent, along with the world’s top cricketers, will once again be on show in 34 matches across six venues around the country starting on Wednesday, January 10. The Durban’s Super Giants take on MI Cape Town in their first game at home on January 11. For the first away game, DSG tackle Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St George’s Park on January 13.
The League announced a new playoff structure for Season 2; with a Qualifier 1, Eliminator and a Qualifier 2 setting up the road to the Final. The top two teams will play each other in Qualifier 1, followed by the Eliminator between the third and fourth-placed teams. The loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator will battle it out in Qualifier 2, for a chance to book their place in the Final, against the winner of Qualifier 1.
All mid-week matches will now start at 17h30, giving fans an opportunity for a post-work and post-school feast of cricket during the week.
The fixtures were unveiled in Johannesburg and attended by Betway SA20 League Commissioner, Graeme Smith, players from the franchise teams, key stakeholders and the media, as the excitement builds towards 10 January.
“With the Season 2 auction around the corner, the momentum is building and we are thrilled to announce these fixtures,” League Commissioner, Graeme Smith said. “We have a jam-packed opening week of matches which will captivate fans around the country. We have been intentional in giving families, friends and our new fans an opportunity to watch as many matches as possible, with mid-week fixtures starting from 17h30 and weekends providing prime summer evening viewing. It was fantastic to see all the fan support in year 1. Fans can mark their calendars and expect to see more of what they experienced last summer -the same vibe, entertainment and world-class international and local talent in Season 2.”
All matches will once again be broadcast live to seven different territories through SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa, Viacom 18 in India, Sky Sports in the UK, Fox Sports in Australasia, Etisalat in the UAE and the rest of the world via ICC TV.
Fans can also follow the action on all Betway SA20 social media channels, with live updates and unparalleled coverage of all 34 matches.