Former Proteas star batsman, AB de Villiers will perhaps be the biggest attraction as the Mzansi Super League finally kick-starts.
The Mzansi Super League gets underway on Friday with de Villiers already attracting a lot of buzz in the competition.
He is now very much in line to headline South Africa’s first city-based Twenty20 league.
That is when he leads the Tshwane Spartans in the opening game of the competition against Cape Town Blitz on Friday.
The month-long league will get kick off barely four weeks after the formal launch.
And that is even the case without a title sponsor and with a relatively modest list of international players.
But this is partly due to the fact that a whole lot of some big-name players already had other commitments.
Mzansi Super League ready to get underway
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have budgeted for a loss which is in the region of R40 million.
And that is for the first edition of a tournament which first came about in the year 2017.
That was before it suffered an abandonment as a result of the absence of a television deal or major sponsor.
It thereafter brought about a loss of mothing less than $14million and the resignation of then-chief executive, Haroon Lorgat.
SABC, the cash-strapped national broadcaster will now televise the tournament.
The free-to-air coverage is very much likely going to boost the popularity of cricket.
Although, it is unlikely that CSA are receiving a substantial rights fee from the deal.
In addition to the absence of a title sponsor, none of the six teams have made any official confirmation of a major sponsor.
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