Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in South Africa. The board was originally created as the United Cricket Board of South Africa in 1991.


During South Africa's absence from international cricket, a number of different organisations ran domestic cricket: initially the South Africa Cricket Association, South African Cricket Board of Control and the South African Cricket Board. In 1976 these three organisations agreed to establish one single board to govern South African cricket, and that all future cricket in the country would be played on an integrated basis regardless of race or colour. However, the new board – the South African Cricket Union – was not recognised by a small dissenting group in the SACBOC, who set up the South African Cricket Board.
In June 1991, the South African Cricket Union and the South African Cricket Board merged to form the United Cricket Board of South Africa. The unification ended enforced racial separation, and only a month later, on 10 July 1991, South Africa was re-admitted as a full member of the ICC.

Domestic competitions

South Africa's three major domestic competitions are the Sunfoil Series, the Momentum One Day Cup and T20 Domestic Cup. CSA Provincial Competitions include a three-day first-class competition, a List A one-day competition and the T20. Generally encompassing more than one provincial associate team, six first-class teams take part in these competitions. In June 2017, the new South African T20 league franchise called the T20 Global League were set to begin on 16 November 2017. However, the competition was postponed due to lack of sponsorship and logistics problems. The competition was set moving forward to begin at the 2018 season and the league was renamed as Mzansi Super League.