Proposal suggests WPCA premier league and first division A play 22 one-day matches each

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The Western Province Cricket Association has formally proposed premier league and first division A cricket be reduced to one-day competition for the 2018-19 season.

The proposal, which is largely based on solicited feedback from premier league and first division clubs, will be discussed at 25 July 2018’s members’ council meeting. A vote will likely follow.

The probable changes will effectively arrive in the wake of a 2017-18 season substantially shortened by the ongoing drought in Cape Town and surrounds.

Unlike their Gauteng Cricket Board, KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union, Eastern Province Cricket and several others, the Western Province Cricket Association currently has two-day cricket contested at premier league level.

The recommendations also have ramifications for the reserve divisions A and B – and third division. Most notably, the reserve divisions A and B will no longer be part of the Ama20 Competition.

The draft also suggests the season start in October and end mid-March, with a three-week break in December.

Download the WPCA’s full draft playing formats proposal here.