The 2020-21 Western Province Cricket Association club cricket season will likely be delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 season ended early for the same reason.
The WPCA cricket committee have asked clubs to consider this ‘return to play’ proposal for the 2020-21 season:
- December 2020: First round of Ama2020 Competition (premier league to first division D), subject to the South African government’s coronavirus alert levels, approval by the country’s sports ministry and other necessary protocols. The format of the Ama20 Competition will not change.
- 16 January 2021 start: One round of premier league, first, second, third and reserve division fixtures, ending on 22 March 2021.
- March 2021: Second round of Ama2020 Competition (premier league to first division D) to be played on Sundays.
- April 2021: Ama2020 Competition (premier league to first division D) finals.
“Promotion and relegation possibilities will be considered at the next cricket committee
meeting,” read a recent memo from the WPCA cricket committee.
“Slight modifications to the third division will be required to accommodate a sufficient number of games.”