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South Africa To Start New T20 League From Early 2023

A total of 6 teams will participate in the league, which are acquired by various IPL franchise owners in the bidding on July 13

Posted Date: Jul 21, 2022

Posted By: Joy

South Africa To Start New T20 League From Early 2023
South Africa To Start New T20 League From Early 2023

Brand New T20 League From South Africa

Cricket South Africa and SuperSport have joined hands to unveil a brand new T20 league based out of South Africa. The league is scheduled to take place in January-February next year. 6 franchises will take part in this league and according to the reports, all the 6 franchises have been brought up by the IPL teams’ owners.

Graeme Smith Appointed Head of South Africa T20 League

Former South African skipper and opening batsman, Graeme Smith has been appointed as the head of the league. On his appointment, CSA said, “mith brings with him tremendous experience and understanding of the game, having worked in the sport as a player, captain, commentator, ambassador, consultant and more recently as Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Director of Cricket (DoC).”

CSA has recently cancelled the ODI series against Australia which was scheduled for January, in order to make the players available to start the new T20 league.

South Africa T20 League Teams

Coming back to the ownership of the franchises in the new South African T20 league. Here is a list of team cities and their successful bidders from the auction which took place on July 13.

City Bidder
Newlands, Cape Town Reliance Industries Limited, owners of Mumbai Indians
Kingsmead, Durban RPSG Sports Private Limited, owners of Lucknow SuperGiants
St George's Park, Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) Sun TV Network Limited, owners of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Wanderers, Johannesburg Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, owners of Chennai Super Kings
Boland Park, Paarl Royals Sports Group, owners of Rajasthan Royals
SuperSport Park, Pretoria JSW Sports, co-owners of Delhi Capitals

South Africa T20 League Players

It has been reported that many of the international players have been contracted so far by the teams and the names will be out in the coming weeks. Although Indian players will not be part of the league as Indian cricket body BCCI doesn’t allow its players to play for any league other than IPL.

Graeme Smith Statement

On being appointed as the Head of the T20 league, Smith said, “I'm extremely honoured to be entrusted with leading this exciting new venture. I'm deeply committed to South African cricket and happy to serve the game as best I can.”