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Mahindra powers Kings into the ’24 SA20 edition

THEY might have not performed as expected in the first edition of the SA20 in 2023, but Joburg Kings should up the ante for the 2024 instalment.

This will be motivated by the vehicle sponsorship of Mahindra for the Joburg team based, penned in time ahead of their opening fixture against defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape in Gqeberha on January 10.

The partnership will give Mahindra visibility on the back of Joburg Super Kings’ jersey.

Neither details on the value of the deal, or how long is it were revealed.

Speaking on the partnership with Joburg Super Kings, Rajesh Gupta, CEO Mahindra South Africa said: “Partnering with the Joburg Super Kings is not just about cricket; it’s about investing in the spirit of champions. The Super Kings are a growing global brand with wide popularity across South Africa.

“Sports teaches us authenticity, which is an integral part of our value system. Teamwork and partnerships which are essential on a cricket field are synonymous to the core values of Mahindra and the value proposition we offer to our customers. We are proud to be a part of this journey. We believe this will be a successful partnership.”

The team is led by an incredible Faf du Plessis, possess the dynamic bowling attack with tweakers Imran Tahir and Aaron Phangiso, as well as young quicks Gerald Coetzee and Nandre Burger. 

Joburg Super Kings is owned by five-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, and the outfit is a T20 franchise based out of Johannesburg.

Talking about the association, Ankit Baldi, Head franchise Joburg Super Kings said: “The Joburg Super Kings are pleased to partner with a global brand like Mahindra which has a strong presence in South Africa for two decades.

Support from local brands is crucial for the development of the league and thus the sport. It also syncs with our campaign theme – To Joburg We Belong – aiding us to get closer to the people in South Africa.

“We are confident of establishing a winning synergy on and off the field to achieve both our goals.

We look forward to a long-standing partnership with Mahindra.”

SA20 league fixtures:

Match 1

10 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Joburg Super Kings, St George’s Park Cricket Ground, Gqeberha

Match 2

11 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Durban’s Super Giants v MI Cape Town, Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban

Match 3

12 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Paarl Royals v Pretoria Capitals, Boland Park, Paarl

Match 4

13 January 2024

13:30

Joburg Super Kings v MI Cape Town, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Match 5

13 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Durban’s Super Giants, St George’s Park Cricket Ground, Gqeberha

Match 6

14 January 2024

15:30

Pretoria Capitals v Paarl Royals, Centurion Park, Centurion

Match 7

15 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Durban’s Super Giants v Joburg Super Kings, Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban

Match 8

16 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

MI Cape Town v Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

Match 9

17 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Paarl Royals v Joburg Super Kings, Boland Park, Paarl

Match 10

18 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Pretoria Capitals v Durban’s Super Giants, Centurion Park, Centurion

Match 11

19 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

MI Cape Town v Paarl Royals, Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

Match 12

20 January 2024

13:30

Durban’s Super Giants v Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban

Match 13

20 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Joburg Super Kings v Pretoria Capitals, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Match 14

21 January 2024

15:30

Paarl Royals v MI Cape Town, Boland Park, Paarl

Match 15

22 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Pretoria Capitals, St George’s Park Cricket Ground, Gqeberha

Match 16

23 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

MI Cape Town v Durban’s Super Giants, Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

Match 17

24 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Joburg Super Kings v Paarl Royals, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Match 18

25 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Pretoria Capitals v Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Centurion Park, Centurion

Match 19

26 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Paarl Royals v Durban’s Super Giants, Boland Park, Paarl

Match 20

27 January 2024

13:30

Sunrisers Eastern Cape v MI Cape Town, St George’s Park Cricket Ground, Gqeberha

Match 21

27 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Pretoria Capitals v Joburg Super Kings, Centurion Park, Centurion

Match 22

28 January 2024

15:30

Durban’s Super Giants v Paarl Royals, Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban

Match 23

29 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

MI Cape Town v Joburg Super Kings, Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

Match 24

30 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Durban’s Super Giants v Pretoria Capitals, Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban

Match 25

31 January 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Joburg Super Kings v Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Match 26

1 February 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Pretoria Capitals v MI Cape Town, Centurion Park, Centurion

Match 27

2 February 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Paarl Royals v Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Boland Park, Paarl

Match 28

3 February 2024

13:30

MI Cape Town v Pretoria Capitals, Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

Match 29

3 February 2024

17:30 (D/N)

Joburg Super Kings v Durban’s Super Giants, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Match 30

4 February 2024

15:30

Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Paarl Royals, St George’s Park Cricket Ground, Gqeberha

SA20 PLAYOFFS

Qualifier 1

6 February 2024

17:30 (D/N)

TBC

Eliminator

7 February 2024

17:30 (D/N)

TBC

Qualifier 2

8 February 2024

17:30 (D/N)

TBC

Final

10 February 2024

16:30

TBC

Image (Joburg Kings star Faf Du Plessis during last years’ match that took the team to semi-finals of SA20).

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