Cricket South Africa has announced the names of the teams to take part in the Mzansi Super League as well as the local and international marquee players.
The tournament will take place from 16 November to 16 December and will be broadcast exclusively live by the SABC.
‘It was a thorough and well-audited process that led to the six winning bids from our members, as well as the collective contribution from all stakeholders involved, that led to the final names and logos which we also had to make sure met our objectives for this event,’ said Cricket South Africa chief executive Thabang Moroe.
‘What was clear throughout this definitive process was that these are completely new entities and names that will operate separately from the current franchise teams. We welcome the six new additions to the South African and international cricket family.’
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Cape Town Blitz
The Proteas marquee players
Hashim Amla – Durban Heat
Kagiso Rabada – Jozi Stars
AB de Villiers – Tshwane Spartans
Imran Tahir – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
JP Duminy – Cape Town Blitz
Faf du Plessis Paarl Rocks
The international marquee players are:
Top-ranked T20 bowler, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan
Living legend Chris Gayle
All-rounder and entertainer Dwayne ‘DJ’ Bravo
English star batsman Jason Roy
England’s T20 captain, Eoin Morgan
England and Middlesex star, Dawid Malan