City welcomes inaugural SA20 to the Mother City

Newlands Cricket Grounds will this evening host the first ever game of the new exciting SA20 League. Local team MI Cape Town will be doing battle in a Cape derby with the Paarl Royals. Read more below:

Cape Town is thrilled to be one of the host cities for this exciting SA20 League.

The City of Cape Town is delighted to welcome the contingent of local and international players, supporting staff and fans for what’s shaping up to be an explosive four weeks of twenty-over cricket.

‘The fact that this evening’s game at Newlands is sold out is testament to the strong cricket fan base in our beautiful city. We would like to call on the passionate Cape Town cricket community to show support for MI Cape Town for all the home games. The City of Cape Town services will be deployed to ensure that supporters are able to get to games efficiently, while also managing non-event traffic flow,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

The City would like to wish the SA20 League a successful tournament.

Gates open at 14:30 with the first ball bowled at 17:30.

Fans, residents and motorists are reminded that Campground Road will be closed from the corner of Campground road and Mariendahl road to Palmyra Road until 22:00.

Source: City Of Cape Town