Match officials confirmed for MSL finals weekend

Mzansi Super League trophy (Supplied)
Mzansi Super League trophy (Supplied)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the match officials for the Mzansi Super League finals weekend and also highlighted certain playing conditions that are specific to this phase of the tournament.

The four umpires, who will handle the qualifier between the Jozi Stars and the Paarl Rocks at the Wanderers on Friday evening and the final between the winners of this match and the Cape Town Blitz at Newlands on Sunday afternoon, are all experienced international officials.

Shaun George serves on the ICC Reserve Test/ODI Panel while Adrian Holdstock, Bongani Jele and Allahudien Paleker are all members of the ICC International Panel.



December 14 - 19:00

Jozi Stars vs Paarl Rocks

Wanderers, Johannesburg

Match Referee: Gerrie Pienaar

On-Field Umpires: Bongani Jele and Allahudien Paleker

TV Umpire: Shaun George

Reserve Umpire: Adrian Holdstock


December 16 - 15:30

(Reserve day on December 17 if required - 11:00)

Cape Town Blitz vs Stars/Rocks

Newlands, Cape Town

Match Referee: Shaid Wadvalla

On-Field Umpires: Shaun George and Adrian Holdstock

TV Umpire: Bongani Jele

Resereve Umpire: Allahudien Paleker


There is no reserve day for Friday’s match and in the event of insufficient playing time being available to reach a result then the Stars will go through to the final on the basis of their superior position on the final log.

As far as the final is concerned which does have a reserve day, two hours of additional playing time will be allocated on both the match day and the reserve day in the event of inclement weather conditions.

The respective regulations are as follows:

Qualifier for the final

The qualifier will consist of one leg only at the venue of the team finishing second who will host the qualifier for the final.

In the event of a “No Result” match, the team with the highest number of points at the conclusion of the Preliminary Round shall proceed to the Final as prescribed in Clause 16.10 Points. (There is no provision of a reserve day). Furthermore, in the event of the host venue presenting a sub-standard pitch and/or outfield preventing a result to be achieved on the day, the visiting team shall be declared the winner and progress through to the final.

Extra time

Preliminary Round

There is no provision for extra time during the rounds of matches where the start of play is delayed, or play is suspended       

Final and Final Reserve Day

120 minutes extra time is permissible where the start of play is delayed, or play is suspended including the Reserve Day.

An additional 20 minutes is permissible for a Super Over to take place which is inclusive of the 10 minutes changeover period after the match.

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