CSA and SABC Extend MSL Deal

03 Oct 2019

Ahead of the second edition of the Mzansi Super League, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the SABC have announced that the broadcaster will again hold the exclusive broadcasting rights in South Africa for this year’s tournament.

MSL 2.0 will run from Friday, 8 November 2019, when the defending champions, the Jozi Stars, will take on last year’s runners up, Cape Town Blitz, until the grand final, which is scheduled for Monday, 16 December 2019.

All matches will be broadcast live on the free-to-air service.

“A key aspect of our vision for South African cricket is to make the game accessible to all and the SABC platforms make this very possible,” says CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe. “Going this route last season was a huge success and this was reflected by the official viewership figures throughout the tournament. Virtually all the games will be shown at peak viewing times. The day-night games will all start at 17h30, the Saturday game at 12h30 and the Sunday double-headers at 10h00 and 14h00 respectively. This should all make for great family entertainment.”

SABC3 TV and Radio 2000 will provide live coverage of all matches and there will be further coverage on SABC’s various radio platforms.

The SABC’s Acting Chief Operations Officer, Sylvia Tladi, commented: “The SABC is proud of its partnership with CSA to exclusively broadcast the popular and ground-breaking Mzansi Super League for a second year in a row. As a public broadcaster, we are looking forward to once again demonstrating the power of our brands.”