After a successful inaugural season of SA20, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the schedule for the second edition of SA20. The SA20 will kick off after the conclusion of India’s tour of South Africa on January 7, 2024.
The South African T20 League will take place between January and February 2024. Gqeberha will host the opening game on January 10, with the final scheduled for February 10, 2024.
However, the league directly clashes with the UAE’s International League T20 (ILT20), which is scheduled during the same period. Moreover, SA20 also clashes with the later stages of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2023-24.
Format of SA20
The month-long tournament will feature 34 matches, which include 30 league matches and 4 playoff matches. For the second season, CSA has tweaked the format by including a playoff structure similar to the IPL instead of semifinals and finals.
The defending champions, Sunrisers Eastern Cape, will face the Joburg Super Kings in the opening match of the SA20 in Gqeberha.
The 2024 SA20 will feature six teams owned by different IPL franchises. The teams that will be in action are — Durban Super Giants, Joburg Super Kings, MI Cape Town, Paarl Royals, Pretoria Capitals, and Sunrisers Eastern Cape.
Each franchise will play 10 matches, with 5 home and 5 away games. Each team plays against each other in a double round-robin format, with the top 4 teams advancing to the playoffs.
Teams positioned No. 1 and No. 2 will play in Qualifier 1 to directly enter the final. While the No. 3 and No. 4 teams will fight it out in the Eliminator to secure a spot in Qualifier 2.
Later, the loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of Eliminator will meet in Qualifier 2 to reach the finals. Lastly, the winners of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2 will square off in the SA20 final on February 10.
SA20 Schedule 2024 | Venues and Time
|Date||Match||Venue||Time (Local / IST)|
|Jan 10||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Joburg Super Kings||Gqeberha||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 11||Durban Super Giants vs MI Cape Town||Durban||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 12||Paarl Royals vs Pretoria Capitals||Paarl||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 13||Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape Town||Johannesburg||01:30 PM / 5:00 PM|
|Jan 13||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Durban Super Giants||Gqeberha||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 14||Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals||Centurion||03:30 PM / 7:00 PM|
|Jan 15||Durban Super Giants vs Joburg Super Kings||Durban||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 16||MI Cape Town vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Cape Town||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 17||Paarl Royals vs Joburg Super Kings||Paarl||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 18||Pretoria Capitals vs Durban Super Giants||Centurion||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 19||MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals||Cape Town||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 20||Durban Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Durban||01:30 PM / 5:00 PM|
|Jan 20||Joburg Super Kings vs Pretoria Capitals||Johannesburg||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 21||Paarl Royals vs MI Cape Town||Paarl||03:30 PM / 7:00 PM|
|Jan 22||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Pretoria Capitals||Gqeberha||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 23||MI Cape Town vs Durban Super Giants||Cape Town||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 24||Joburg Super Kings vs Paarl Royals||Johannesburg||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 25||Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Centurion||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 26||Paarl Royals vs Durban Super Giants||Paarl||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 27||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs MI Cape Town||Gqeberha||01:30 PM / 5:00 PM|
|Jan 27||Pretoria Capitals vs Joburg Super Kings||Centurion||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 28||Durban Super Giants vs Paarl Royals||Durban||03:30 PM / 7:00 PM|
|Jan 29||MI Cape Town vs Joburg Super Kings||Cape Town||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 30||Durban Super Giants vs Pretoria Capitals||Durban||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Jan 31||Joburg Super Kings vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Johannesburg||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Feb 1||Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town||Centurion||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Feb 2||Paarl Royals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape||Paarl||07:30 PM / 11:00 PM|
|Feb 3||MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals||Cape Town||01:30 PM / 5:00 PM|
|Feb 3||Joburg Super Kings vs Durban Super Giants||Johannesburg||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Feb 4||Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals||Gqeberha||03:30 PM / 7:00 PM|
|Feb 6||Qualifier 1: No. 1 vs No. 2||TBC||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Feb 7||Eliminator: No. 3 vs No. 4||TBC||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Feb 8||Qualifier 2: Loser of Q1 vs Winner of Eliminator||TBC||05:30 PM / 9:00 PM|
|Feb 10||Final: Winners of Q1 vs Q2||TBC||04:30 PM / 8:00 PM|
SA20 Broadcasting and Live Streaming Details
In South Africa, the league will be broadcast live by SuperSport. Meanwhile, fans in India can watch SA20 2024 live on the Sports18 TV channel. Moreover, Jio Cinema will live stream the league on its OTT platform.