Mzansi Super League Proves to be a Big Hit in Mbombela
The Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2.0 proved to be a big hit when it made its way to Mbombela in the Mpumalanga province, where one of the visits was to showcase the tournament trophy to the Ehlanzeni District Municipality Executive Mayor; Cllr. Jesta Sidell, on Monday.
The Executive Mayor also received memorabilia from Cricket South Africa (CSA), when she was presented with a framed Jozi Stars jersey to mark the visit to the region.
“This framed jersey from Cricket South Africa has been signed by the likes of (Stars players) Chris Gayle and Kagiso Rabada, and it will be placed visibly here at the offices, so that all of our visitors can see that we are very much a part of the Mzansi Super League,” said Cllr. Sidell.
“We know that a lot of tourists will also be making their way to the province during the tournament, where we have the Kruger National Park among the top attractions. In this way, we give this tournament full support in terms of what it will contribute to tourism. We also know that there will be a lot of cricket fans from the province that will be making their way to different games in the coming weeks.”
Among the visits to the province was a stop at the South African Broadcast Corporation, the tournament television partners, where a framed jersey was also presented to Ligwalagwala FM.
The leading siSwati station carries a listenership audience exceeding one million, where they will also carry a lot of tournament news and updates in the coming weeks.
The MSL 2.0 kicks off on Friday, 8 November with Stars hosting Cape Town Blitz at Imperial Wanderers Stadium (Match starts at 17.30pm).
Both these teams will have their full stars available with Stars calling on Gayle, Rabada and Reeza Hendricks while Blitz will have Quinton de Kock, Dale Steyn and Sisanda Magala turning out for them.
Tickets for all matches are available across Ticketpro (www.tickepro.co.za) retail outlets, costing from R60 each with free entry for children under three with a 50% discount for scholars, students and pensioners.
Additional tournament information is also available on the tournament website: www.mslt20.co.za.
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