CSA has opened ticket sales for the SA20 and there is way more on the schedule than just a few games of cricket.
Ticket sales for SA20’s summer of cricket and entertainment opened in grand style in Johannesburg on Monday.
League commissioner Graeme Smith and South African music icons Sho Madjozi, Mi Casa and DJ Timo ODV showed the media and special guests how cricket and entertainment will come together at the inaugural SA20 next year.
Priced between R50 and R200, fans will get to see captivating young talent like Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs and Donovan Ferreira play alongside seasoned veterans like T20 World-Cup winning captain Jos Buttler, Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada.
There will be free entry for kids under six with scholars and pensioners eligible for a 30% discount.
SA20 will provide a non-stop “sportainment” vibe from 10 January when Newlands hosts the opening local derby match between MI Cape Town and the Paarl Royals.
Johannesburg’s Wanderers Stadium is due to host the final of the 33-match tournament on 11 February.
“The momentum is building,” Smith said. “We have worked closely with the franchise teams to develop competitive ticket pricing where the public can attend more than one match.
“We invite lovers of cricket, those looking for a social day out with friends and families to all join us in January and February for a taste of SA20. It is going to be memorable.’’
Madjozi turned a standard press conference upside down when she interrupted renowned comedian Joey Rasdien and the proceedings, treating everyone to a lively music concert.
Fellow South African band MiCasa and selected DJ’s were also there to ramp up the excitement as the six new SA20 franchises were showcased to the public.
All 33 matches will be broadcast exclusively live on SuperSport in Sub Saharan Africa and Viacom18 Sports in India.
Each of the six SA20 franchises will have five home and five away matches, with games played every day, including eight double-headers spread around the country.
SA20 will be bringing a distinct flavour to the stadium experience, where cricket lovers, party people and families can gather for world class cricket. DJ’s, live musical performances, giveaways, prizes, big screens, fan cams, fun for the kids and a whole lot more packed into three hours of explosive entertainment.
SA20 tickets can be purchased online through the Ticketpros website here