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CSA’s domestic structure revamped

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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.

Mbulelo Budaza of VKB Knights celebrating with teammates their victory during day four of the CSA 4-Day 2020/21 game against the Warriors at Mangaung Oval. Picture Frikkie Kapp, BackpagePix

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, KwaZulu-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 2004/5.

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