The Mzansi Super League trophy was officially unveiled on Tuesday. The gold-plated cup has a uniquely designed flower-pattern that signifies the spring of a new dawn with the first edition of the much-anticipated tournament set to start in 10 days’ time.
‘We wanted a trophy that would have a unique touch and feel, signifying our unique South African-ness,’ said excited Cricket South Africa chief executive Thabang Moroe.
‘Bearing in mind that the protea flower is a national iconic symbol that is also the brand associated with our national cricket team, we wanted a design that was close to that with a petal-like design that South Africans identify with, signifying our culture, growth and the blossoming of a new era.’
There will be a week-long trophy tour at all the Mzansi Super League venues and media stations starting from Thursday, 8 November.
The trophy will make visits to different media platforms around the country:
– Gauteng (9 and 10 November)
– Durban (12 November)
– Port Elizabeth (13 November)
– Paarl (14 November)
– Cape Town (15 and 16 November)
From Cape Town, the trophy tour will conclude at the tournament opening fixture featuring the Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans at Newlands on Friday, 16 November.
Tickets for all tournament fixtures are still available across Ticketpro (www.ticketpros.co.za) retail outlets around the country.
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