Jacques Snyman of the Knights celebrates with teammates the wicket of Theunis de Bruyn of the Titans during the CSA 4-Day 2020/21. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Jacques Snyman of the Knights celebrates with teammates the wicket of Theunis de Bruyn of the Titans during the CSA 4-Day 2020/21. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

CSA revamps domestic structure with two divisions

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Mar 8, 2021

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CAPE TOWN - Cricket SA have finalized the restructuring of their domestic teams for the 2021-22 season.

The six-team franchise system has been disbanded with CSA reverting to the 15-team provincial unions, which will be divided into two divisions of eight and seven teams respectively.

Division 1 will be made up of Boland, Eastern Province, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal Coastal, Northerns, Free State, North West and Western Province.

Division 2 will comprise of South Western Districts, Easterns, Kwa-Zulu Natal Inland, Border, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga.

These teams will compete in these divisions for two seasons until the 2022/23 season after which there will be an automatic promotion and relegation between the various tiers.

Western Province were the last winners of the First-Class four-day competition when 11 unions were still in operation prior the advent of the six franchise system that came to fruition in 2004/05.

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