Cricket South Africa announces schedule of its inaugural T20 Global League

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced the schedule of its inaugural T20 Global League at Cape Town, with five venues hosting opening weekend matches which will see all eight franchises in action.

PTI, August 28, 2017

Cape Town: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced the schedule of its inaugural T20 Global League at Cape Town, with five venues hosting opening weekend matches which will see all eight franchises in action.

The League starts with Cape Town Knight Riders taking on Pretoria Mavericks at Newlands on 3 November.

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat and T20 Global League director Russell Adams at the match fixture announcement. Image courtesy: Twitter @T20GL_

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat and T20 Global League director Russell Adams at the match fixture announcement. Image courtesy: Twitter @T20GL_

It will be followed by two double-headers on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be double-headers every weekend as well as several in midweek as the League hosts 57 matches within 44 days.

"There is literally going to be non-stop action of the highest international quality from the League opener on 3 November right through to the final on 16 December," said T20 Global League Tournament Director Russell Adams.

"South African sport has never experienced anything quite like this before and I am absolutely confident that the T20 Global League will take the sport entertainment industry in this country to a new level.

"Can you imagine the excitement on our opening night at iconic Newlands when two of the greatest players in the history of the T20 format, AB de Villiers of the Pretoria Mavericks and Chris Gayle of the Cape Town Knight Riders go head to head," he said.

"There will be similar excitement as the League moves around the country to host venues with a myriad of international and South African stars in action," he added.

There are three built-in rest/travel days, similar to the famous Tour de France cycle race schedule, to give the squads some respite in a tournament that is going to test the endurance of all the squads.

To add to the excitement, there is a one-off final between the top two finishers.

Updated Date: Aug 28, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114