CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today launched the fourth edition of the Africa T20 Cup which will feature an additional four teams, namely international teams Nigeria and Ghana alongside Mpumalanga and Limpopo, taking part in the 2018/19 season curtain-raiser. The competition will take place over two jam-packed weekends of cricket from 14-16 and 23-24 September. The 20 participating teams are the 12 CSA Affiliates, three Associate Members and the five guest African countries. They have been drawn into four pools of five, with the winners of each group advancing through to the semi-finals.
In a change from last year’s format, the T20 showpiece will take place over two weekends compared to the previous four, with defending champions KwaZulu-Natal Inland (Pietermaritzburg) along with Border (East London), South Western Districts (Oudtshoorn) and Boland (Paarl) hosting their respective groups during the weekend of 14-16 September. The hosts of the semi-finals and final weekend will be dependent on which host teams advance through their group phase as well as their hosting capabilities during the competition. This is set to take place on the 23rd and 24th of September.