CSA launches MiWay T20 Challenge

Published on: 13 February 2012

MiWay T20 ChallengeCricket South Africa on Monday announced MiWay Insurance as the title sponsor of the Miway T20 Challenge at the official launch of South Africa's most popular domestic competition.
CSA CEO Gerald Majola said he was delight to welcome MiWay to the South African cricket family. "The initial sponsorship period is for this season only," he commented, "but we will be aiming to sign a long-term deal with this particular product during the off-season.
"The MiWay T20 Challenge always attracts huge public interest and support and has a habit of going right down to the wire as the franchises battle for the prize of competing in the Nokia Champions' League at the start of next season.
"All six our franchises have qualified for the Champions' League in its brief history which shows just how competitive the MiWay T20 Challenge is going to be. And there are still places up for grabs in the Proteas' squad to be selected for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this year."
The quality of this year's competition is reflected by the outstanding internationals on display such as Paul Collingwood (England), Brad Hogg (Australia) and Chris Gayle (West Indies). In addition those Proteas not involved in the Test series against New Zealand will be available for the majority of matches. This includes the likes of Albie Morkel, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Richard Levi, Johan Botha, Wayne Parnell and Rusty Theron.
There are also outstanding T20 specialists such as Loots Bosman, Roelof van der Merwe, Makhaya Ntini, Charl Langeveldt and Herschelle Gibbs.
MiWay CEO Rene Otto commented: "We are very excited about this sponsorship opportunity – we think it's an ideal match for MiWay as T20 offers a fun, unconventional approach to cricket, much like our brand does in the short-term insurance space.
"We love the challenge of taking on and challenging the status quo, and look forward to a thrilling T20 series!"