Boland and North West named in Division 1 of Cricket SA’s new domestic structure

08 March 2021 - 11:20 By tiisetso malepa
An aerial photograph of Potchefstroom cricket stadium in North West where top flight cricket will be played.
An aerial photograph of Potchefstroom cricket stadium in North West where top flight cricket will be played.
Image: Gallo Images

Cricket SA (CSA) officially gave the thumbs up to their new 15-team first-class system and sprung a few surprises during the announcement on Monday.

The new structure will see teams split 8-7 into Division 1 and Division 2 with automatic promotion and relegation to be implemented.

During the virtual briefing, Boland, Eastern Province, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal Coastal, North West Cricket, Northerns Cricket and Western Province were announced as Division 1 teams.

Division 2 will be made up of South Western Districts, Easterns Cricket, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Border, Limpopo, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga.

The two divisions will stay in place for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons after which there will be automatic promotion and relegation between tiers, said CSA interim board chairperson Dr Stavros Nicolaou.

This is a developing story.


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