Cape Town, 20 November 2023: The picturesque Newlands will be the stage where SA20 2024 The champion will be crowned in the final on 10 February. The stadium will also host the first qualifier on 6 February. Wanderers will host two consecutive knockout matches – the Eliminator on February 7 and Qualifier 2 on February 8.
In addition, the City of Cape Town has been announced as the official ‘Host City – Finals’ partner, an unprecedented partnership that will promote Cape Town to the league’s global network and audience.
Cape Town has long been a favorite tourist destination around the world. From its heritage sites and iconic tourist destinations; For its diverse arts and culture; As well as pristine natural resources and diverse outdoor activities – the city has it all.
“With only 50 days left until the first ball is bowled, today is another important day as we announce the City of Cape Town as our host city for the finals and confirm our places for the playoffs and finals,” SA20 League Commissioner, Graeme Smith said. “Summer and cricket have always been synonymous with each other and with the January/February window closing every year, SA20 will be the place to do it. Cape Town is not only a global tourist destination for summer holidays, but is also a proven event venue having successfully hosted events such as the Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Final, Volvo Ocean Race, URC Final, Cape Epic and many more. It’s a city with a unique atmosphere, iconic locations and incredible entertainment options. We look forward to hosting a world-class final on 10 February 2024.”
The Wanderers have hosted some of the most memorable clashes in the history of South African cricket, including the famous 438 Game, the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup Final and the 2023 SA20 Final.
Situated at the base of a high mountain, the famous Oaks Embankment, the bustling railway stand, the distinctive smell coming from the nearby breweries and the famous white ball cricket competitions combined with breathtaking sunsets… Newlands turns every match into a classic.
“As the City of Cape Town, we are excited to partner with the SA20 and showcase our beautiful city during their Season 2 playoffs and finals. We were proud when the joint most successful IPL team, Mumbai Indians, chose Cape Town as the home for their SA20 franchise and hopefully secure Newlands as the venue for the final of MI Cape Town in Season 2. ” said the Deputy Mayor, Eddie Andrews.
“We saw a buzz all around the city during Season 1, from cricket lovers to casual sports fans. Furthermore, the League’s economic and environmental impact aligns with our goals of improving the lives of our citizens. We can’t wait to work with the SA20 to showcase incredible cricket and our incredible city throughout the tournament, culminating in the playoffs and the final at Newlands.
The playoffs are a new addition to the anticipated Season 2, with the top two teams competing in Qualifier 1, the third and fourth placed teams playing in the Eliminator and the loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator playing in Qualifier 2. . There will be a championship match between the winner of Qualifier 1 and the winner of Qualifier 2 in the final on 10 February.
With only 50 days left for the opening match, the countdown has begun as the world’s top cricketers get ready for a month of entertainment, world-class cricket and unforgettable memories.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape will begin their title defense with a thrilling clash against Joburg Super Kings at Gkebarha on 10 January, with cricket fever hitting all the top stadiums in South Africa throughout the month.