History of cricket in South Africa from 2000–01

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This article describes the history of South African cricket from the 2000–01 season.

Noted South African players in the 21st century have included Jacques Kallis, Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini, Mark Boucher, Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs

Domestic cricket

In 2004–05 the SuperSport Series national championship was subject to a complete review designed to rebrand it and re-establish its popularity. Six new franchises were introduced with the aim of creating a stronger top-tier of sides underpinned by a second-tier tournament that was based around the old provincial teams, who play in a provincial championship that is currently (2007–08) called the South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge.

The rebranded SuperSport Series teams are:

SuperSport Series from 2000–01

the competition was rebranded in 2004 with the introduction of franchise teams

MTN Championship / Standard Bank Cup winners

Pro20 Series (Twenty20) winners

Provincial Three-Day Challenge winners

This is a first-class championship for the provincial teams and so is effectively the descendant of the old Currie Cup.

It was called the UCB Provincial Cup in 2004–05 and then its name was changed to South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge. Winners have been:

International tours

2000–01 New Zealand

2000–01 Sri Lanka

2001–02 India

2001–02 Australia

2001–02 Kenya

For information about this tour, see : Kenyan cricket team in South Africa in 2001–02

2002–03 Bangladesh

2002–03 Sri Lanka

2002–03 Pakistan

2003–04 West Indies

2004–05 England

2004–05 Zimbabwe

2005–06 Australia

For details of this tour, see : Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2005–06
For details of the famous high-scoring LOI, see : Australia in South Africa, 5th ODI, 2006

2005–06 New Zealand

For information about this tour, see : New Zealand cricket team in South Africa in 2005–06

2006–07 India

For information about this tour, see : Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2006–07

2006–07 Pakistan

For information about this tour, see : Pakistani cricket team in South Africa in 2006–07

2006–07 Zimbabwe

For information about this tour, see : Zimbabwean cricket team in South Africa in 2006–07

2007–08 New Zealand

For information about this tour, see : New Zealand cricket team in South Africa in 2007–08

2007–08 West Indies

For information about this tour, see : West Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2007–08

2008–09 Australia

For information about this tour, see : Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2008–09

2008–09 Bangladesh

For information about this tour, see : Bangladeshi cricket team in South Africa in 2008–09

2008–09 Kenya

For information about this tour, see : Kenyan cricket team in South Africa in 2008–09

2009–10 England

For information about this tour, see : English cricket team in South Africa in 2009–10

2009–10 Zimbabwe

For information about this tour, see : Zimbabwean cricket team in South Africa in 2009–10

2010–11 India

For information about this tour, see : Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2010–11

2010–11 Zimbabwe

For information about this tour, see : Zimbabwean cricket team in South Africa in 2010–11

References

External sources

  • CricketArchive – itinerary of South African cricket

Bibliography

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – 1864 to present (best for reviews from 2001 season)
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