SA20 league to have prize purse of Rs 33.5 crore | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The inaugural edition of the SA20 league, scheduled to be held from January 10 till February 11 is set to have a a total prize purse of 70 million rand (Rs 33.5 crore approx).
The latest addition to the domestic T20 leagues, the South African franchise cricket will be a six-team affair and the sides are backed by Indian Premier League franchises.
“We have worked hard to offer a rewarding and unprecedented incentive in the first season of SA20. This is a first for South African cricket, we have never had this type of competitive incentive in our domestic cricket and it is a further indication of SA20’s ambitions to positively impact South African cricket,” said SA20 league commissioner, Graeme Smith, in a statement on Tuesday.
Six teams — Joburg Super Kings, MI Cape Town, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals, Durban’s Supergiants and Sunrisers Eastern Cape — will be represented in the tournament by “world-class players and distinguished coaches and are set to go head-to-head from January 10 at Newlands in Cape Town until the inaugural final on February 11 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg”, said the statement.
The inaugural match between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals will feature Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, England’s T20 World Cup-winning captain Jos Buttler, South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada and David Miller, among others.
(With PTI inputs)

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