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The cricket pipeline is made up of amateur cricket and professional cricket levels.
Amateur cricket facilitates the development of our cricket talent to provide a consistent stream of talent into the professional teams.
Youth cricket, schools cricket, club cricket and provincial teams all form part of the amateur level. Professional cricket is found at Franchise, as well as Proteas level.
Find out more about each cricket level...
Youth cricket encompasses mini-cricket as well as schools cricket.
Mini-Cricket it is a basic form of cricket that consists of fast, scaled down games with eight children per team and lasts for approximately an hour.
Schools Cricket consists of district and regional leagues, which take place throughout the year; both in and out of season.
The role of Club Cricket is to create a hospitable environment that attracts and retains individuals who want to participate in the game of cricket within a community.
Affiliates and Associates are guided by the following administrative principles when registering a club or ascertaining the health status of their club cricket programme which drives the CSA Presidential Plan objectives for club cricket:
The role of the Provincial Academy structure is to ensure a smooth transition for identified cricketers leaving school and to prepare them for the next phase of the CSA Cricket Pipeline, namely the Senior Provincial and Professional levels.
The programme is intended to create a learning environment of excellence through the holistic development of cricketers under the age of 23 in both cricket and formal education or vocational training.
A Provincial Academy structure has five primary outcomes:
The Franchise Cricket competition has as its primary purpose the preparation and development of professional cricket players for the demands of international cricket through a highly competitive environment. The Franchise competition is played between all six Franchises and is representative of all the Affiliates and Associates that make up South African Cricket. The three different formats are:
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