CSA will postpone the Test series against New Zealand in order to accommodate the second edition of the SA20.

CSA will postpone the Test series against New Zealand in order to accommodate the second edition of the SA20. SA20 is expect to begin on January 7 and last until the first week of February.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) is quite likely to postpone the two-match Test series against New Zealand. Which schedule to begin in early February 2024, due to the second edition of SA20. Notably, the competition was temporarily suspend to allow for the three-match ODI series against England. Because to the nature of the format, this will not be allowed this time.

Notably, SA20 will feature Temba Bavuma, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Marco Jansen, among many others, and therefore South Africa will have to field a second-string team or postpone the series, with the latter looking more likely at the moment.

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According to the contract, the cricketers must play in SA20 over the national team

The franchise-based event has first rights to the players. As a result, Cricket South Africa is willing to relocate the Test series and will notify New Zealand in the coming months.

CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki, on the other hand, told ESPNcricinfo that the organization will have a better understanding and that a definitive decision will be made ‘after the SA20 mini-auction in September. ‘ As a result, while things are still in the early stages. It is almost certain that Cricket South Africa will not change the dates of their showpiece domestic competition.

The second edition of the SA20 league is set to commence on January 7. Immediately following India’s tour to South Africa. Because the competition is schedule to conclude in the first week of February. The home team has expressed a wish to host New Zealand in the middle of February. However, the Black Caps may abandon the idea because they are schedule to visit Australia. Whose players must leave early owing to the 17th season of the Indian Premier League. As a result, there are numerous questions surrounding the series at the present.

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