The inaugural Betway SA20 is set to break barriers in every aspect of South African cricket with a record amount of prize money on offer.

The total prize is R70 million is also the biggest prize pool in the history of South African franchise cricket. It underlines SA20’s long-term commitment to investing in South African cricket and its players.

Betway SA20 is set to be an action-packed tournament that fuses sport and entertainment. It is set to attract not only the cricket fanatics, but also a broader spectrum of South Africa’s diverse society.


“We have worked hard to offer a rewarding and unprecedented incentive in the first season of Betway SA20,” said Betway SA20 League Commissioner, Graeme Smith.

“This is also a first for South African cricket. We have never had this type of competitive incentive in our domestic cricket. It is a further indication of SA20’s ambitions to positively impact South African cricket,” he said.

Betway SA20
Betway SA20

Six teams, all backed by Indian Premier League franchises, also have collated world-class players and distinguished coaches. They are set to go head-to-head from 10 January at Newlands in Cape Town. It will end on 11 February at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.


MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals are headlined to play the tournament’s opening match. It will feature Afghanistan superstar Rashid Khan, England’s T20 World Cup-winning captain Jos Buttler. As well as Proteas fast bowling spearhead Kagiso Rabada and David Miller who lit up the stadiums in the 2022 IPL. 

Tickets for the Final and Semi-Finals are selling fast, with fans grabbing the opportunity to be a part of history to watch the first-ever Champions being crowned. Tickets for all 33 matches are available at the six stadiums and online through the Ticketpros website.


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