Cricket South Africa have confirmed the fixtures for the domestic One-Day Cup competition and revealed that the tournament will be played in a bio-bubble in Potchefstroom.
The One-Day Cup will get underway on Saturday 9 January with the Titans meeting the Dolphins in the first of 15 round-robin matches.
Potchefstroom to stage One-Day Cup
CSA say that the One-Day Cup has been relocated to one stadium and will be played behind closed doors to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
The six franchises will be divided into two pools of three teams each.
The defending champion Dolphins share Pool A with the Titans and Knights and are scheduled to play each other twice between 09 – 16 January.
The Lions, Cobras and Warriors make up Pool B and are set to get their campaign underway from 29 January – 5 February. The tournament is staggered in this way to reduce the risk of infection.
CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith said: “It is a great to be able to reaffirm that the Momentum One-Day Cup is going ahead this summer. It is the first limited-overs competition of the season and the respective franchises are raring to get going following a couple of weeks out of competitive action.
“It is unfortunate that we have to reduce the number of matches being played and move the entire competition to one venue, but the restrictions need to be put in place to ensure the tournament goes ahead in a safe environment in accordance with Government regulations.”
Csa advised that the teams in Pool A will enter the Bio-Secure Environment on Monday 5 January in preparation for the opening fixture on Saturday, starting at 10:00.
All 15 matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport.
“Cricket South Africa is also pleased to confirm that all 15 matches will be televised live on SuperSport. With both our domestic and international tournaments currently being played behind closed doors, there is a strong appetite for live cricket.
“Televising every match will give fans unprecedented access to domestic cricket and showcase local talent in the absence of attending matches,” concluded Smith.
CSA has also introduced the new ICC Playing Condition where tied matches will be determined as per the following: If the Super Over is a tie, subsequent Super Overs shall be played limited to a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of three (3) to determine the winner. If all three Super Overs are tied the match shall be declared as a tie and the match points only will be shared.