The full schedule of the highly-anticipated South Africa's premier T20 league - SA20 - has been announced on Tuesday (November 8). The first edition of the tournament, comprising six teams, will begin on January 10 2023.
A total of 33 matches will be played across six venues in the country in the inaugural edition. All six teams in SA20 are owned by Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. The tournament opener will witness a Western Cape derby between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals at Newlands Cricket Ground.
To maximise fan engagement and brand identity growth of the tournament, SA20 season one will have five home and five away matches.
The fixtures have been designed to maximise weekend prime slots with the use of double-headers and to minimise weekday matches, particularly avoiding double-headers where possible.
The League has also ensured fairness across teams as much as possible and player well-being factoring in rest, travel and back-to-back matches. The SA20 caravan will be moving around the country for two weeks, with at least one game every single day until January 24.
The first Highveld derby between the Joburg Super Kings and Pretoria Capitals is set for the Wanderers Cricket Stadium on January 17.
Towards the end of January, the League will take a break for a week due to the three-match One-Day International Series between the Proteas and England. The action resumes on February 2 at Kingsmead for the clash between hosts Durban's Super Giants and MI Cape Town.
During the second half of the schedule, Wanderers and SuperSport Park in Centurion will be hosting the remaining games 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 February 11, where the first-ever SA20 Champions will be crowned.
Newlands, Cape Town
St George's Park, Gqeberha
Boland Park, Paarl
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.
|10-Jan-23||Tuesday||9:00 PM||MICT||PR||Cape Town|
|13-Jan-23||Friday||9:00 PM||MICT||DSG||Cape Town|
|14-Jan-23||Saturday||9:00 PM||MICT||JSK||Cape Town|
|18-Jan-23||Wednesday||5:00 PM||MICT||SEC||Cape Town|
|23-Jan-23||Monday||9:00 PM||MICT||PC||Cape Town|
|8-Feb-23||Wednesday||9:00 PM||SF1||1 vs 4||Johannesburg|
|9-Feb-23||Thursday||9:00 PM||SF2||2 vs 3||Pretoria|
|10-Feb-23||Friday||Reserve / Prep for FINAL|