South Africa’s domestic one-day cup reduced to 15 matches

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“The restrictions need to be put in place to ensure the tournament goes ahead in a safe environment.”

South Africa’s domestic one-day cup has been rearranged amid rising Coronavirus infections and will be now played in a bio-secure environment with a total of 15 matches, reduced from its original 24.

The six franchises have been divided into two groups of three and will play each other twice, with the top two teams from each group competing in the semi-finals. All matches will be played in Potchefstroom.

“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,” Graeme Smith, South Africa’s director of cricket, said.

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