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CSA & GSC announce Sony Pictures Networks India as the official broadcaster for MSL T20 In India & Sub Continent region

ITW Consulting Pvt. Ltd. > Press Release > CSA & GSC announce Sony Pictures Networks India as the official broadcaster for MSL T20 In India & Sub Continent region

Mumbai, 14th November 2018: Cricket South Africa (CSA) along with Global Sports Commerce (GSC), the Commercial Right Holder of Mzansi Super League T20 (MSL T20) has today announced their partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) for the first ever season of the MSL T20 in India & the subcontinent. SPN’s sports channels SONY SIX, SONY TEN 2 & SONY ESPN will telecast MSL T20 matches, including the Play-Off & the grand finale on 16th of December 2018. Season 1 of the MSL T20 will also be available on GSC’s partner OTT Platform Cricket Gateway on app and website www.cricketgateway.com.

The sports channels of SPN, one of India’s premium sports destination holds the broadcast rights of international cricket in various countries like Australia, South Africa, England, West Indies, etc.

Speaking about the partnership, Thabang Moroe, CSA Chief Executive said, “We are more than excited to have concluded this partnership with SPN, who will be bringing 28 matches live throughout India and the subcontinent. Our goal has always been to showcase the Mzansi Super League tournament and our South African culture throughout the world, and this is the perfect platform to do that.”

Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer & Head – Sports Business, SPN, said, “Sony Pictures Networks is heavily invested in expanding its cricket portfolio and growing its sports offerings. We are pleased to announce that we are the official broadcasters of the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) Twenty20 (T20) franchise cricket tournament. T20 cricket is an appealing fast-paced format and viewers can look forward to some great cricketing action from marquee players from around the world.”

Commenting on the association M.S. Muralidharan, CEO – Global Sports Commerce Pte. Ltd. said, “We are delighted to have SPN, one of India’s biggest broadcasters collaborate with us. With its wide market reach in India and subcontinent, this association will ensure that all the Indian based South Africa Cricket fans will enjoy this league which I’m sure will make history of a kind.”

ITW Consulting, leading global sports management company through Global Sports Commerce (GSC), has acquired On-ground Rights, Sponsorships & Innovate production FZE has bagged the global Broadcast Production from Cricket South Africa (CSA) for the Mzansi Super League T20 (MSL T20), and will be official International Commercial and Broadcast partner for the next five years.

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Below is the schedule for the MSL on Sony Television

Schedule MZANSI SUPER LEAGUE T20 – SA
No.FormatDayDatesVenu Start (IST)End (IST)
01Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane SpartansFri11/16/2018Cape Town19:0022:3002:15
02Jozi Stars vs Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsSat11/17/2018Port Elizabeth19:0022:3002:15
03Durban Heat vs Cape Town BlitzSun11/18/2018Durban11:0014:3018:15
04Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl RocksSun11/18/2018Centurion15:3019:0022:45
05Paarl Rocks vs Jozi StarsTue11/20/2018Durban19:0022:3002:15
06Durban Heat vs Tshwane SpartansWed11/21/2018Cape Town14:0017:3021:15
07Cape Town Blitz vs Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsWed11/21/2018Johannesburg19:0022:3002:15
08Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban HeatFri11/23/2018Port Elizabeth19:0022:3002:15
09Jozi Stars vs Cape Town BlitzSat11/24/2018Johannesburg19:0022:3002:15
10Tshwane Spartans vs Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsSun11/25/2018Centurion11:0014:3018:15
11Paarl Rocks vs Cape Town BlitzSun11/25/2018Paarl15:3019:0022:45
12Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town BlitzTue11/27/2018Port Elizabeth19:0022:3002:15
13Tshwane Spartans vs Jozi StarsWed11/28/2018Durban14:0017:3021:15
14Durban Heat vs Paarl RocksWed11/28/2018Centurion19:0022:3002:15
15Paarl Rocks vs Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsFri11/30/2018Paarl14:0017:3021:15
16Jozi Stars vs Durban HeatFri11/30/2018Johannesburg19:0022:3002:15
17Tshwane Spartans vs Cape Town BlitzSat12/01/2018Centurion19:0022:3002:15
18Paarl Rocks vs Durban HeatSun12/02/2018Paarl11:0014:3018:15
19Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Jozi StarsSun12/02/2018Port Elizabeth15:3019:0022:45
20Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi StarsTue12/04/2018Cape Town19:0022:3002:15
21Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane SpartansWed12/05/2018Paarl14:0017:3021:15
22Durban Heat vs Nelson Mandela Bay GiantsWed12/05/2018Durban19:0022:3002:15
23Durban Heat vs Jozi StarsFri12/07/2018Cape Town14:0017:3021:15
24Cape Town Blitz vs Paarl RocksFri12/07/2018Durban19:0022:3002:15
25Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane SpartansSat12/08/2018Port Elizabeth19:0022:302:15
26Jozi Stars vs Paarl RocksSun12/09/2018Cape Town11:0014:3018:15
27Cape Town Blitz vs Durban HeatSun12/9/2018Johannesburg15:3019:0022:45
28Jozi Stars vs Tshwane SpartansTue12/11/2018Johannesburg19:0022:3002:15
29Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Paarl RocksWed12/12/2018Paarl14:0017:3021:15
30Tshwane Spartans vs Durban HeatWed12/12/2018Centurion19:0022:3002:15
31Play-Off (M31)Fri12/14/2018Port Elizabeth19:0022:3002:15
32Final (M32)Sun12/16/2018Port Elizabeth15:3019:0022:45

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