CRICKET NEWS - Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the fixtures for the Africa T20 Cup pool stages that will be hosted from 14 to
16 September - and local enthusiasts will be getting the opportunity to see some of the teams in action.
Oudtshoorn will be, as in 2016, the host for Pool B, with Pool A to be hosted by KwaZulu Natal Inland in Pietermaritzburg. East London (Border) will host Pool C while Pool D will be hosted by Boland in Paarl. The semi-finals and final will take place on
23 and 24 September and the venue will be confirmed upon completion of the pool stages.
Pool B - the pool of the death - will see hosts SWD together with Gauteng, Northern Free State and Zimbabwe. The team list also suggests fireworks, with two Proteas - Temba Bavuma and Wiaan Mulder - included in a very strong Gauteng line-up. The leg-spinner Eddie Leie, who represented South Africa in the shorter version, together with Shadley van Schalkwyk, Patrick Botha and Corné Dry will be the key players for Free State under the captaincy of Pite van Biljon.
Former SA u.19 captain Diego Rosier will captain Northerns, which includes the likes of emerging South African players Ruan de Swart and Mitchell van Buuren.
Matches will be hosted at the Recreation Ground and the Bridgton Sports Ground. The SWD team will be announced later in the week.
Friday 14 September:
Recreation Ground: Zimbabwe vs Gauteng (09:30-12:40), Free State vs Zimbabwe (13:30-16:40).
Bridgton Sports Ground: Free State vs Northerns (09:30-12:40), SWD vs Gauteng (13:30-16:40).
Saturday 15 September:
Recreation Ground: SWD vs Free State (09:30-12:40), SWD vs Northerns (13:30-16:40).
Bridgton Sports Ground: Zimbabwe vs Northerns (09:30-12:40), Gauteng vs Free State (13:30-16:40).
Sunday 16 September:
Recreation Ground: Gauteng vs Northerns (09:30-12:40), SWD vs Zimbabwe (13:30-16:40).
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