Cricket South Africa releases SA20 schedule

image-la81p3rpGraeme Smith [Source: Twitter]

In a significant turn of events, Cricket South Africa has released the schedule for the country's first-ever global T20 league SA20. MI Cape Town will take on Paarl Royals in the opening game at the Newlands cricket ground in Cape Town on January 10, 2023. 

There will be a total of 33 matches played across six venues during the course of the tournament. The iconic Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg will host the final of the showpiece event. 

All the matches will be broadcasted exclusively live on SuperSport in Sub-Saharan Africa and Viacom18 Sports to India’s cricket-loving and passionate fanbase.  

Former South Africa captain and SA20 League Commissioner Graeme Smith called it a milestone to announce the fixtures and expressed his excitement to see the best players competing against each other in the tournament. 

Here's what Smith stated

"Releasing fixtures for the opening season is a milestone for us all at SA20. 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." 

SA20 2023 schedule (Time in SAST)

10-Jan-23   17h30  MICT vs PR      Cape Town

11-Jan-23   17h30    DSG vs JSK      Durban

12-Jan-23   17h30    SEC vs PC        Gqeberha

13-Jan-23   13h30    PR vs JSK         Paarl

13-Jan-23   17h30   MICT vs DSG  Cape Town

14-Jan-23   13h30      PC vs SEC      Pretoria

14-Jan-23   17h30   MICT vs JSK    Cape Town

15-Jan-23   13h30    DSG vs PR        Durban

16-Jan-23  17h30     SEC vs MICT   Gqeberha

17-Jan-23  13h30      PR vs DSG          Paarl

17-Jan-23  17h30    JSK vs PC       Johannesburg

18-Jan-23  13h30    MICT vs SEC   Cape Town

18-Jan-23  17h30    PC vs JSK           Pretoria

19-Jan-23  17h30    PR vs SEC             Paarl

20-Jan-23  17h30   DSG vs PC          Durban

21-Jan-23  13h30   PR vs MICT           Paarl

21-Jan-23  17h30    SEC vs JSK          Gqeberha

22-Jan-23  13h30     PR vs PC              Paarl

22-Jan-23  17h30   SEC vs DSG        Gqeberha

23-Jan-23  17h30   MICT vs PC       Cape Town

24-Jan-23  13h30    SEC vs PR          Gqeberha

24-Jan-23 17h30  JSK vs DSG      Johannesburg

2-Feb-23  17h30   DSG vs MICT        Durban

3-Feb-23  13h30  JSK vs PR        Johannesburg

3-Feb-23  17h30   DSG vs SEC           Durban

4-Feb-23 17h30     PC vs MICT         Pretoria

5-Feb-23 13h30     JSK vs SEC       Johannesburg

5-Feb-23 17h30     PC vs DSG           Pretoria

6-Feb-23 17h30     JSK vs MICT   Johannesburg

7-Feb-23  17h30       PC vs PR            Pretoria

8-Feb-23 17h30       SF1 1 vs 4      Johannesburg

9-Feb-23 17h30        SF2 2 vs 3          Pretoria

11-Feb-23 16h30       FINAL          Johannesburg

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