MZANSI Super League (MSL) T20 has announced a prize pot of R10 million ($6.8 million) for the inaugural season of Cricket South Africa’s professional cricket league, scheduled to start from November 16.
The six teams – Cape Town Blitz, Durban Heat, Jozi Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans – will battle it out for the R7 million ($4.8 million) top prize for the inaugural tournament winners with the event runner’s up pocketing R2.5 million ($ 1.7 million).
There is R100, 000 ($6,825) for the MSL T20 Player of the Series with Man of the Match accolades across all matches earning R15, 000 ($1,025) each.
“This is a perfect incentive for the teams and the players ahead of the first MSL T20 edition and we are all looking forward to the first ball being bowled in 17 days’ time,” said Cricket South Africa Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe.
He concluded: “We will also reveal different venue activations closer to the tournament where we also want to make the MSL T20 experience even more epic for the spectators coming through to see some of the world leading stars like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Kagiso Rabada in action.”
The opening clash will see Cape Town Blitz host Tshwane Spartans at PPC Newlands in a Day/Night fixture.