South Africa bid to revolutionise ODIs

South Africa bid to revolutionise ODIs

Novel idea

Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola on Thursday announced the new format for the domestic circuit, which will commence on October 28, replacing the MTN 45-over domestic franchise competition on a trial basis.

“The new format, with all its innovations, is going to revolutionise this version of limited-over cricket in South Africa. CSA believes the new format will be a dynamic alternative to the dull periods that have crept into the 45-over version by providing added excitement,” Majola said.

“This change is part of CSA’s vision of giving fans the excitement and action they want without losing any of the basic skills that are an integral part of the game,” he added.

“I think the changes are exciting and the players and coaches will respond accordingly. We will keep a close eye on developments and see how best they can be used for the good of the game and its players,” said Corrie van Zyl, head coach of CSAs High Performance Programme.