Cricket South Africa have revealed the fixtures for the 2019 edition of the Mzansi Super League.
The Jozi Stars and Cape Town Blitz will contest the opening fixture at the Wanderers on 8 November. The Stars beat the Blitz in last year’s inaugural final.
Fixtures for 2019 Mzansi Super League
|8 November||5:30pm||Jozi Stars v Cape Town Blitz||Wanderers|
|9 November||12:30pm||Durban Heat v Tshwane Spartans||Kingsmead|
|10 November||10am||Paarl Rocks v Cape Town Blitz||Boland Park|
|10 November||2pm||Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Jozi Stars||St George’s Park|
|13 November||5:30pm||Tshwane Spartans v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants||SuperSport Park|
|14 November||5:30pm||Cape Town Blitz v Jozi Stars||Newlands|
|15 November||5:30pm||Durban Heat v Paarl Rocks||Kingsmead|
|16 November||12:30pm||Jozi Stars v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants||Wanderers|
|17 November||10am||Durban Heat v Cape Town Blitz||Kingsmead|
|17 November||2pm||Paarl Rocks v Tshwane Spartans||Boland Park|
|20 November||5:30pm||Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Cape Town Blitz||St George’s Park|
|21 November||5:30pm||Tshwane Spartans v Durban Heat||SuperSport Park|
|22 November||5:30pm||Paarl Rocks v Jozi Stars||Boland Park|
|23 November||12:30pm||Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Durban Heat||St George’s Park|
|24 November||10am||Cape Town Blitz v Paarl Rocks||Newlands|
|24 November||2pm||Jozi Stars v Tshwane Spartans||Wanderers|
|27 November||5:30pm||Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Paarl Rocks||St George’s Park|
|28 November||5:30pm||Cape Town Blitz v Durban Heat||Newlands|
|29 November||5:30pm||Tshwane Spartans v Paarl Rocks||SuperSport Park|
|30 November||12:30pm||Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants||Kingsmead|
|1 December||10am||Jozi Stars v Paarl Rocks||Wanderers|
|1 December||2pm||Cape Town Blitz v Tshwane Spartans||Newlands|
|3 December||5:30pm||Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Tshwane Spartans||St George’s Park|
|4 December||5:30pm||Paarl Rocks v Durban Heat||Boland Park|
|5 December||5:30pm||Tshwane Spartans v Jozi Stars||SuperSport Park|
|6 December||5:30pm||Cape Town Blitz v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants||Newlands|
|7 December||12:30pm||Jozi Stars v Durban Heat||Wanderers|
|8 December||10am||Paarl Rocks v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants||Boland Park|
|8 December||2pm||Tshwane Spartans v Cape Town Blitz||SuperSport Park|
|10 December||5:30pm||Durban Heat v Jozi Stars||Durban Heat|
|13 December||5:30pm||Second v third play-off||To be confirmed|
|16 December||5:30pm||Final||To be confirmed|
What Cricket South Africa said
“We have taken note of the market research we have done both in terms of our fans’ requirements at the ground and our TV viewers with the result that we will have earlier starts on most days,” said CSA chief executive officer Thabang Moroe.
“The week-day games will all start at 5:30pm, the Saturday games at 12:30pm and the Sunday double-headers at 10am and 2pm, respectively. This should all make for good family entertainment in a secure and convivial environment.
“We are confident that this will enable us to attract new fans and provide a much more practical package for those fans who rely on public transport to get to and from the venues.
“This latter point was one of the key lessons we learned from last year’s tournament and is very much in line with our vision of making cricket accessible to all whether they are inside or outside the boundary or whether they are watching from home.”