Global online betting brand Betway has just announced a new sponsorship. The company already has cricket sponsorships with Cricket South Africa as well as Cricket West Indies but has just expanded its portfolio.
On 14th December 2022 Betway was just announced as the title sponsor of the SA20, which is now called the Betway SA20.
Betway SA20 Overview
The SA20 is a new Twenty20 franchise cricket tournament which takes place in South Africa early 2023. Betway will be the title sponsor for several years which shows the commitment of the brand to both South Africa as well as cricket.
Anthony Werkman, Betway’s CEO, said: “It is a great privilege for Betway to become a title sponsor of Betway SA20 as we continue to position ourselves as market leaders with our cricket offering in our sportsbook.” “With the competition attracting attention from all corners of the world and the excitement surrounding the launch of the tournament, we are delighted to see the Betway brand continue to showcase its long-standing commitment to the sport with another top-notch sponsorship.” he added.
Let’s have a look at the SA20 teams, the format as well as the actual fixtures.
The first season includes the following 6 teams:
- Durban’s Super Giants
- Joburg Super Kings
- MI Cape Town
- Paarl Royals
- Pretoria Capitals
- Sunrisers Eastern Cape
The squads of all SA20 teams include some homegrown South African talent as well as some excellent overseas players.
The SA20 competition runs over 4 weeks. The start is a group stage where each team will play each other twice in a double round-robin format. MI Cape Town bat off the group stage against the Paarl Royals on 10 January 2023. The group stage closes with Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals on 7 February 2023.
Afterwards the 4 teams at the top of the table will move to the semi finals. The team in first position on the table plays the fourth one while the second plays the third one. Lastly, the winners of these semi finals will then compete in the final on Saturday 11 February 2023. Who will be the inaugural Betway SA20 champion?
Overall 33 matches take place in six iconic locations across South Africa: Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Gqeberha, Cape Town as well as Paarl.
Betway SA20 league fixtures
The Betway SA20 starts on Tuesday 10 January 2023 and then finishes on Saturday 11 February 2023. Over the course of 4 weeks and 33 matches the winner of the Betway SA20 will be determined.
Below you find the full schedule for 2023. Please note all times are SAST.
SA20 Group stage games
- 10.1: MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals (Newlands, 5.30pm)
- 11.1: Durban Super Giants vs Joburg Super Giants (Kingsmead, 5.30pm)
- 12.1: Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Pretoria Capitals (St George’s Park, 5.30pm)
- 13.1: Paarl Royals vs Joburg Super Kings (Boland Park, 1.30pm) and also MI Cape Town vs Durban Super Giants (Newlands, 5.30pm)
- 14.1: Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape (Centurion, 1.30pm) and MI Cape Town vs Durban Super Giants (Newlands, 5.30pm)
- 15.1: Durban Super Giants vs Paarl Royals (Kingsmead, 1.30pm)
- 16.1: Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs MI Cape Town (St George’s Park, 5.30pm)
- 17.1: Paarl Royals vs Durban Super Giants (Boland Park, 1.30pm) as well as Joburg Super Kings vs Pretoria Capitals (Wanderers, 5.30pm)
- 18.1: MI Cape Town vs Sunrisers Cape Town (Newlands, 1.30pm) and also Pretoria Capitals vs Joburg Super Kings (Centurion, 5.30pm)
- 19.1: Paarl Royals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape (Boland Park, 5.30pm)
- 20.1: Durban Super Giants vs Pretoria Capitals (Kingsmead, 5.30pm)
- 21.1: Paarl Royals vs MI Cape Town (Boland Park, 1.30pm) and Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Joburg Super Kings (St George’s Park, 5.30pm)
- 22.1: Paarl Royals vs Pretoria Capitals (Boland Park, 1.30pm), Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Durban Super Giants (St George’s Park, 5.30pm)
- 23.1: MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals (Newlands, 5.30pm)
- 24.1: Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Paarl Royals (St George’s Park, 1.30pm), Joburg Super Kings vs Durban Super Giants (Wanderers, 5.30pm)
- 2.2: Durban Super Giants vs MI Cape Town (Kingsmead, 5.30pm)
- 3.2: Joburg Super Kings vs Paarl Royals (Wanderers, 1.30pm) as well as Durban Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape (5.30pm)
- 4.2: Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town (Centurion, 5.30pm)
- 5.2: Joburg Super Kings vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape (Wanderers, 1.30pm), Pretoria Capitals vs Durban Super Giants (Centurion, 5.30pm)
- 6.2: Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape Town (Wanderers, 5.30pm)
- 7.2: Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals (Centurion, 5.30pm)
Semi-Finals and Final
- 8 February: Semi-final 1 (Wanderers, 5.30pm)
- 9 February: Semi-final 2 (Centurion, 5.30pm)
- 11 February: Betway SA20 Final (Wanderers, 5.30pm)
Betway SA20 – Final Words
The new Betway SA20 league is designed to rival global franchise leagues, mainly the Indian IPL. When looking at the owners of the 6 teams many also own a team in the IPL. For example JSW Groups owns the Pretoria Capitals but also the Delhi Capitals. Perhaps we can therefore call the new Betway SA20 a mini IPL.
Betway is one of the best sports betting sites in South Africa. Of course cricket is part of the portfolio and with Betway becoming the sponsor of this new T20 series there surely will be great betting options.
Enjoy the Betway SA20 matches and have fun betting on them. So if you are new to Betway you can click here to sign up your Betway account. As a start you can also enjoy a 100% Frist Deposit Match bonus up to R1000 credited as a sports bonus. Of course, this bonus is valid on all sports including cricket. Betting on the SA20 is already open at betway.co.za! While you place your SA20 bets don’t miss to opt into the “Catch A Million” promotion. Daily prizes, VIP tickets for the final as well as a share of R1 million are waiting in this exciting Betway SA20 promotion.
That is to say, Betway is one of the best betting sites and being the title sponsor of the new SA20 shows the commitment of this global betting giant. Aside from cricket Betway has a variety of football club sponsorships as well as many other involvements. Why not have a look at the progress of the SA20 thus far in our Betway SA20 Final Sold Out article.