Witness Reporter
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12 Aug 2021
06:23

Cricket South Africa confirm pools for T20 Knock Out event

Witness Reporter

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed the pools for the inaugural CSA Provincial T20 Knock Out competition.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed the pools for the inaugural CSA Provincial T20 Knock Out competition.

Some 15 teams across Division 1 and 2, along with the SA U19s, were drawn into four pools of four each for the season-opening competition, which will be held in Kimberley and Bloemfontein from September 24 to October 22.

“The inclusion of our national under-19 squad in this tournament provides a great opportunity for them to compete against strong opposition as they prepare for next year’s ICC Under 19 Men’s World Cup in the West Indies.”
Director of cricket, Graeme Smith

Each team will play three matches within their pool, with the top two teams in each pool qualifying for the finals leg of the competition. The fixtures will be announced at a later stage.

Director of cricket, Graeme Smith said: “I am sure we are all looking forward to getting our domestic professional cricket up and running again. It is indeed the beginning of a new era which will give players the opportunity to compete at the highest level of domestic cricket.

“The inclusion of our national under-19 squad in this tournament provides a great opportunity for them to compete against strong opposition as they prepare for next year’s ICC Under 19 Men’s World Cup in the West Indies.”

Full list of Pools

 (The number denotes the Division to which the team belongs)

Pool A

Date: September 24 to 26, Venue: Kimberley

Teams: Northern Cape Heat (2), Six Gun Grill SWD (2), Imperial Lions (1), Six Gun Grill Western Province (1)

Pool B

Date: September 28 to 30, Venue: Bloemfontein

Teams: Mpumalanga Rhinos (2), Hollywoodbets Tuskers (2), Itec Knights (1), Momentum Multiply Titans (1)

Pool C

Date: October 8 to 10, Venue: Bloemfontein

Teams: Eastern Storm (2), SA U19s, North West Dragons (1), Hollywoodbets Dolphins (1)

Pool D

Date: October 4 to 6, Venue: Kimberley

Teams: Eastern Cape Iinyathi (2), Limpopo Impalas (2), Warriors (1), The Rocks (1)

The T20 Knock Out Competition is one of two T20 tournaments in the 2021/22 domestic season with a premium T20 competition scheduled later in the season.