Cricket SA acting chief executive Thabang Moroe says all the Proteas players will be available for the CSA T20 Challenge. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Cricket South Africa today announced the revised franchise fixtures for the 2017-18 season, which will see the CSA T20 Challenge moved from the end of the season to the November-December window previously occupied by the postponed T20 Global League.

“This is going to be a highly competitive competition, with all our Proteas players available for selection for their respective franchises,” said CSA acting chief executive Thabang Moroe.

“It will provide a mouth-watering appetiser before we move on to the main business of the summer with the international tours by India and Australia.

“We have witnessed what a hunger there is to see our Proteas in action during the Bangladesh tour, which has seen packed houses attending the Momentum ODI Series at Kimberley, Paarl and East London.

“The fact that we are seeing younger players pushing through to Proteas level will serve as a huge incentive to our emerging talent to test themselves alongside the best in the country in this competition.

“There will be three double-headers at SuperSport Park (November 12), Newlands (November 26) and St George’s Park (December 3), with the final taking place on the Day of Reconciliation on December 16,” concluded Moroe.

There is one change to the format, with two semi-finals being played instead of the one qualifier.

The Momentum One-Day Cup will start on December 20 as previously scheduled, with the final in early February, followed by the second half of the Sunfoil Series competition.

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