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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

CSA ANNOUNCE FIXTURES FOR THE INAUGURAL PROFESSIONAL DOMESTIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is thrilled to announce the official commencement of the highly-anticipated CSA Professional Domestic Women's League.

The League is set to redefine the future of women's cricket in South Africa, bringing together the finest domestic talent in the country, with the aim to elevate the game to new heights while providing equitable opportunities for women cricketers.

The League consists of two formats: the CSA Women's One-Day Cup and the CSA Women's T20 Challenge, featuring top-notch cricketers whilst providing a platform for emerging talents to shine.

The Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture's (DSAC) investment of R15 million over three years has been instrumental in turning this vision into reality, highlighting the collaborative effort between CSA and the government to advance women's cricket.

Opening fixtures will see current 50-over Competition Champions, Western Province, host the Hollywoodbets Dolphins at Newlands whilst T20 Competition Champions, DP World Lions host newcomers, Recon Tactical Free State at the Wanderers.

CSA Director of Cricket, Enoch Nkwe, expressed his excitement about the league, stating;

“The inaugural season of the CSA Professional Domestic Women's League is not just about cricket; it's a statement of CSA's commitment to fostering excellence, diversity, access, and inclusion within the sport.

“We are thrilled to kick off this League, and it's our commitment to provide the best platform for our talented athletes to excel. This League also serves as a testament to our shared vision with the government and our corporate partners to create a brighter future for women's cricket in our nation."

“The League will serve as a catalyst for creating a more equitable remuneration structure for women cricketers, providing them with the recognition they deserve.

“This marks a historic moment in South African cricket, as the nation embarks on a journey towards a more vibrant and professional women's cricket landscape,” concluded Nkwe.

The CSA Professional Domestic Women's League promises to deliver thrilling cricketing action, inspiring stories, and a bright future for women cricketers in South Africa.

[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]

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