Cricket South Africa (CSA) has launched the second edition of Women’s Super League. The league is a T20 tournament held for the female cricketers of the country.
CSA launched this year’s Women’s Super League in Cape Town on Friday. The league will give a boost to women’s cricket in the nation. It is a T20 competition that aims to give exposure to the domestic players who will be playing alongside the national team members. Established members of the Proteas Women will be taking part in the tournament.
The matches of the Women’s Super League were played at Newlands Ground with two matches being played on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
As reported by ewn.co.za, the chief commercial officer of CSA Kugandrie Govender was present at the occasion. He threw light on the dual objectives of the tournament- to identify best players for the upcoming T20 World Cup as well as to ensure that the domestic cricket of the country improves.
“With virtually all our Proteas in the field, apart from a couple of unfortunately injured players, we have a wonderful opportunity to measure emerging talent from within our domestic ranks against our established stars and this will achieve our dual objective of making sure that we are represented by the very best players at our disposal at the Women’s T20 World Cup and that our domestic game achieves growth and strength”, Govender said.
As of date, South Africa Women rank 5th in ODIs and 6th in T20Is. Tournaments such as the Women’s Super League will help female cricket grow in South Africa. More tournaments and matches will give the local players essential game time and sharing the dressing room with the national players will definitely add to their experiences.