SA domestic T20 tournament to replace GLT20

South Africa’s domestic franchise T20 tournament has been confirmed as the replacement for the postponed T20 Global League.

CSA had unveiled the GLT20 as a 57-match event, featuring eight privately-owned teams, to be played from November 3, but it is now under investigation to determine whether the organisational process was above board. Instead, South Africans fans will have to make do with a six-team domestic tournament, that was originally due to be played from March 14 to April 15. The competition has been brought forward now and will take place from November 10 to December 16.

A total of 33 matches have been scheduled. Each franchise will play one another at home and away with two semi-finals and a final. A bonus is that all national players will be available, a rare occurrence for domestic T20 cricket in South Africa, which is usually played when the senior side is occupied.

Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier and Wayne Parnell are all expected to make their returns from injury in this competition, while Vernon Philander and Lungi Ngidi returned in this week’s round of first-class fixtures and will take part in the T20 tournament.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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