- The inaugural SA20 tournament began in the most electrifying manner possible
- The festivities in Cape Town saw international hit-makers Sho Majozi and Master KG performing during the opening ceremony
- This was as the cricketing world prepared for the first encounter between Mumbai Indians vs Paarl Royals
The SA20 tournament is finally here.
After months of preparation and anticipation, the dream became reality in Cape Town on Tuesday.
The glitz, glamour and showbiz nature of the competition was captured during the opening ceremony at Newlands Cricket Stadium. On hand were two truly global South African artists in 'Jerusalema' hit-maker Master KG as well as 'John Cena' singer Sho Madjozi.
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The crowd got into proceedings as it excitedly awaited the first-ever clash in the history of the competition between provincial arch-rivals Mumbai Indians Cape Town and the Paarl Royals.
At the time of publication, the Indians (home team) won the toss, with captain Rashid Khan choosing to field first. His counterpart David Miller also revealed that he would have made the same decision taking into account the conditions.
Loadshedding to hit SA20 venues
It appears that only the privileged don't have to worry about load shedding in South Africa.
It has emerged that all the stadiums hosting the SA20 cricket tournament are not exempt from planned power cuts.
Thankfully, the venues are already load-shedding proof with their independent power source confirmed. ESPNCricinfo reported that each stadium could fork out up to R2 million each, painfully out of the venues' pockets.
Jele enjoys off-field activities
Happy Jele is enjoying life away from the game even as his hunt for a new club continues.
The legendary former Orlando Pirates captain has been a lot more prominent in the entertainment side of things in his life.
He appeared in a Lucky Star promotion, as well as in an advert promoting the much anticipated SA20 cricket tournament. The much-anticipated competition is expected to reignite the failing fortunes of the local game currently. He appeared alongside several other heavyweights from all walks of life in one of the adverts.
Source: Sports Brief News