CSA set to name new T20 team

2012-02-09 15:32

Johannesburg - Cricket SA (CSA) will reveal the seventh team on Monday to compete in this season's domestic T20 Challenge - two days before the start of the competition.

"CSA will unveil the name and composition of the seventh team that will compete at franchise level for the first time," the national cricket body said on Thursday.

Unconfirmed reports state that former Proteas bowling coach Vincent Barnes will coach this seventh team.

The full list of nationally contracted players for the 2012/13 season, according to CSA, would also be revealed.

The launch of the T20 Challenge was indefinitely postponed earlier this week, when the seventh side was expected to be named.

The competition is expected to start next week on Wednesday, and while the fixtures have been finalised, the seventh slot has not yet been filled.

The unnamed seventh team will join the six SA franchises for the sponsorless competition.

With the national cricket body, and CEO Gerald Majola in particular, involved in an ongoing bonus saga, CSA was unable to secure sponsors for two domestic competitions this season - the T20 Challenge and the 1-Day Cup competition.

The SuperSport Series, which concludes this week, was the only competition funded by an independent source.


  • Lionel - 2012-02-09 15:38


      Sedick - 2012-02-09 16:48

      Nope, the Kings!!

  • Andrew - 2012-02-09 15:42

    What a joke

  • Andre - 2012-02-09 15:53

    ......and until the likes of Majola and his ilk are evicted from all forms of cricket management.... NOT ONE PERSON OR COMPANY should fork out sponsorship money. No doubt he is still hungry to line his deep pockets and blame previous persons for his wrong doings... idiot!

  • Paul - 2012-02-09 15:58

    I know that many of us feel that any cricket is better than no cricket at all, but this may be a really good time to boycott this ridiculous competition. I suggest we don't go to the games and don't watch it on TV. We're going to have to draw the line at some stage...

  • Deon - 2012-02-09 16:00 busy with own personal agenda's instead of looking after, planning and doing the best for what they get paid for.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • colin85 - 2012-02-09 16:01

    Shocking Management! Even Bangladesh now have a high paid 20/20 tourny. Proper management would have been to cancel it this year, rebrand it and seek overseas players and sell it as another IPL.

  • Sheree - 2012-02-09 16:04

    That gives them a lot of time to prepare like Majola a joke

  • Barker - 2012-02-09 16:30

    Boycott all CSA fixtures until there is a regime change.

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