The Mzansi Super League is a professional franchise cricket tournament, involving the short T20 format. The competition was founded by Cricket South Africa in 2018.
A total of six franchize teams representing different South African cities will take part in the tournament. Teams participating are Cape Town Blitz, Durban Heat, Jozi Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans.
Each team will play other teams twice in a home and away game, similar to round-robin format in the league phase. While the top most team will be automatically reaching the finals, the second and the third team on the league table will then qualify for the play-offs. Winner of the second and third positioned team will advance to finals.
The first edition of the Mzansi Super League will be played from 16 November to 16 December 2018.
The stadiums venues include
-Newlands Cricket Ground of team Cape Town Blitz with a capacity of 25,000.
-Kingsmead Cricket Ground of team Durban Heat with a capacity of 25,000.
-New Wanderers Stadium of team Jozi Stars with a capacity of 34,000.
-St George's Park Cricket Ground of team Nelson Mandela Bay Giants with a capacity of 19,000.
-Boland Park of team Paarl Rocks with a capacity of 10,000.
-SuperSport Park of team Tshwane Spartans with a capacity of 22,000.
The teams recruit player through process of player auction. Each player has a base price on which different teams bid and outbid each other to sign their desired players.
Players to look out for
The league will feature some of the best players in cricket like Quinton de Kock of Cape Town Blitz, Hashim Amla of Durban Heat, Kagiso Rabada of Jozi Stars, Imran Tahir of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, du Plessis of Paarl Rocks and AB de Villiers of Tshwane Spartans.