Cricket South Africa launches MiWay T20 Cricket Challenge

CSA on Monday announced MiWay Insurance as the title sponsor of the Miway T20 Challenge at the official launch of South Africa’s most popular domestic competition.

CSA CEO Gerald Majola said he was delight to welcome MiWay to the South African cricket family. “The initial sponsorship period is for this season only,” he commented, “but we will be aiming to sign a long-term deal with this particular product during the off-season.

“The MiWay T20 Challenge always attracts huge public interest and support and has a habit of going right down to the wire as the franchises battle for the prize of competing in the Nokia Champions’ League at the start of next season.

“All six our franchises have qualified for the Champions’ League in its brief history which shows just how competitive the MiWay T20 Challenge is going to be. And there are still places up for grabs in the Proteas’ squad to be selected for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this year.”

The quality of this year’s competition is reflected by the outstanding internationals on display such as Paul Collingwood (England), Brad Hogg (Australia) and Chris Gayle (West Indies). In addition those Proteas not involved in the Test series against New Zealand will be available for the majority of matches. This includes the likes of Albie Morkel, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Richard Levi, Johan Botha, Wayne Parnell and Rusty Theron.

There are also outstanding T20 specialists such as Loots Bosman, Roelof van der Merwe, Makhaya Ntini, Charl Langeveldt and Herschelle Gibbs.

MiWay CEO Renḗ Otto commented: “We are very excited about this sponsorship opportunity – we think it’s an ideal match for MiWay as T20 offers a fun, unconventional approach to cricket, much like our brand does in the short-term insurance space.

“We love the challenge of taking on and challenging the status quo, and look forward to a thrilling T20 series!”

FRANCHISE SQUADS

Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras: Alistair Gray, Andrew Puttick, Charl Langeveldt, Dane Piedt, Dane Vilas, Francois Plaatjies, Herschelle Gibbs, Johann Louw, Justin Kemp, Mohammed Vallie,, Owais Shah, Qaasim Adams, Rory Kleinveldt, Stiaan van Zyl, Brad Hogg.

CSA contracted players: Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, JP Duminy, Mark Boucher, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander.

NZ Tour players: Justin Ontong, Richard Levi.

Sunfoil Dolphins: Kyle Abbott, Ahmed Amla, Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Dane Paterson, Daryn Smit, David Miller, Imraan Khan, Keshav Maharaj, Mathew Hulett, Mthokozisi Shezi, Robbie Frylinck, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Chris Gayle, 2nd overseas pro (still to be confirmed).

CSA contracted players: Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, Loots Bosman.

Chevrolet Knights: Morne van Wyk, Aubrey Swanepoel, Dean Elgar (subject to fitness), Dillon du Preez, Jandre Coetzee, Johannes van der Wath, Malusi Siboto, Michael Erlank, Obus Pienaar, Quinton Friend, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Ryan Bailey, Shadley van Wyk, Werner Coetsee.

CSA contracted player: Ryan McLaren.

Bizhub Highveld Lions: Aaron Phangiso, Chris Morris, Cliffe Deacon, Eddie Leie, Ethan O’Reilly, Gulam Bodi, Jean Symes, Jonathan Vandiar, Neil McKenzie, Quinton de Kock, Thami Tsolekile, Temba Bavuma, Zander de Bruyn, Dirk Nannes, Sohail Tanveer.

CSA contracted player: Alviro Petersen.

Nashua Titans: Martin van Jaarsveld, Alfonso Thomas, CJ de Villiers, David Wiese, Eden Links, Ethy Mbhalati, Farhaan Behardien, Hardus Viljoen, Heino Kuhn, Henry Davids, Mangaliso Mosehle, Paul Harris, Roelof van der Merwe, Rowan Richards, Shaun von Berg.

CSA contracted players: AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel.

NZ Tour players: Faf du Plessis, Jacques Rudolph, Marchant de Lange.

Chevrolet Warriors: Andrew Birch, Arno Jacobs, Atti Dyili, Basheer Walters, Craig Thyssen, David White, Davy Jacobs, Gurshwin Rabie, Jon-Jon Smuts, Justin Kreusch, Kelly Smuts, Lyall Meyer, Makhaya Ntini, Nicky Boje, Simon Harmer.

CSA contracted players: Ashwell Prince, Colin Ingram, Johan Botha, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Rusty Theron, Wayne Parnell.

FIXTURES (matches in bold will be televised live on SuperSport)

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MiWay T20 Challenge 2011 / 2012
DATE HOME TEAM vs AWAY TEAM STADIUM VENUE
FEBRUARY 2012
Wed 15 D/N Chevrolet Warriors Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras AXXESS St George’s Cricket Stadium Port Elizabeth
Fri 17 D/N Chevrolet Warriors Nashua Titans Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium East London
Fri 17 D/N Chevrolet Knights Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras De Beers Diamond Oval Kimberley
Fri 17 D/N bizhub Highveld Lions TNA Impi Senwes Park Potchefstroom
Sun 19 Day Sunfoil Dolphins TNA Impi Pietermaritzburg Oval Pietermaritzburg
Sun 19 Day Nashua Titans Chevrolet Knights SuperSport Park Centurion
Wed 22 D/N Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras TNA Impi Boland Park Paarl
Wed 22 D/N Chevrolet Warriors bizhub Highveld Lions AXXESS St George’s Cricket Stadium Port Elizabeth
Wed 22 D/N Chevrolet Knights Sunfoil Dolphins Chevrolet Park Bloemfontein
Fri 24 D/N Sunfoil Dolphins Nashua Titans Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Durban
Fri 24 D/N TNA Impi Chevrolet Knights Sahara Willowmoore Park Benoni
Fri 24 D/N bizhub Highveld Lions Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras Bidvest Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg
Sun 26 Day Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras Sunfoil Dolphins Boland Park Paarl
Sun 26 Day Chevrolet Knights bizhub Highveld Lions Chevrolet Park Bloemfontein
Sun 26 Day Nashua Titans TNA Impi SuperSport Park Centurion
Wed 29 D/N TNA Impi Chevrolet Warriors Sahara Willowmoore Park Benoni
Wed 29 D/N Chevrolet Knights Nashua Titans Chevrolet Park Bloemfontein
March 2012
Fri 02 D/N TNA Impi Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras Sahara Willowmoore Park Benoni
Fri 02 D/N Sunfoil Dolphins Chevrolet Warriors Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Durban
Fri 02 D/N Nashua Titans bizhub Highveld Lions SuperSport Park Centurion
Sun 04 Day Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras Nashua Titans Sahara Park Newlands Cape Town
Sun 04 Day Chevrolet Warriors TNA Impi Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium East London
Sun 04 Day Sunfoil Dolphins bizhub Highveld Lions Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Durban
Wed 07 D/N TNA Impi Sunfoil Dolphins Sahara Willowmoore Park Benoni
Wed 07 D/N bizhub Highveld Lions Chevrolet Knights Senwes Park Potchefstroom
Fri 09 D/N Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras bizhub Highveld Lions Sahara Park Newlands Cape Town
Fri 09 D/N Chevrolet Warriors Chevrolet Knights AXXESS St George’s Cricket Stadium Port Elizabeth
Fri 09 D/N Nashua Titans Sunfoil Dolphins SuperSport Park Centurion
Sun 11 Day Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras Chevrolet Knights Boland Park Paarl
Sun 11 Day Chevrolet Warriors Sunfoil Dolphins Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium East London
Sun 11 Day bizhub Highveld Lions Nashua Titans Bidvest Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg
Wed 14 D/N Sunfoil Dolphins Chevrolet Knights Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Durban
Wed 14 D/N bizhub Highveld Lions Chevrolet Warriors Bidvest Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg
Wed 14 D/N TNA Impi Nashua Titans Sahara Willowmoore Park Benoni
Fri 16 D/N Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras Chevrolet Warriors Sahara Park Newlands Cape Town
Fri 16 D/N Chevrolet Knights TNA Impi de Beers Diamond Oval Kimberley
Fri 16 D/N bizhub Highveld Lions Sunfoil Dolphins Bidvest Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg
Sun 18 Day Chevrolet Knights Chevrolet Warriors de Beers Diamond Oval Kimberley
Sun 18 Day Nashua Titans Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras SuperSport Park Centurion
Wed 21 Day 12:00 Sunfoil Dolphins Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras Sahara Stadium Kingsmead Durban
Wed 21 Day TNA Impi bizhub Highveld Lions Sahara Willowmoore Park Benoni
Wed 21 Day 15:30 Nashua Titans Chevrolet Warriors SuperSport Park Centurion
Sun 25 Day 2nd Place Qualifier 3rd Place Qualifier T. B. C T. B. C
Mon 26 D/N Reserve Day (If Necessary)
Fri 30 D/N 1st Place Qualifier 2nd/3rd Place Qualifier T. B. C T. B. C
Sat 31 Day Reserve Day (If Necessary)

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