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Central Gauteng Lions Happy To Contribute To South African Cricket

By IANS News
March 09, 2021 • 22:13 PM View: 1381

The Central Gauteng Lions have announced that they are in the top 8 (Division 1) of the new domestic structure for the 2021/22 and 2022/2023 season which will further strengthen South Africa's cricket pipeline.

This news came following Cricket South Africa (CSA) in conjunction with an Independent Evaluation Committee (IEC) announcing the much-welcomed restructure.


Central Gauteng Lions CEO Jono Leaf-Wright says he is looking forward to sharing this journey with the fans, partners, players, staff, and board. He said that the restructuring will result in more competitive and exciting cricket as each franchise battles it out in order to maintain or achieve Division 1 status.

"We're immensely proud of the Union and are extremely excited to be in the top 8 and relish the next chapter ahead. The Imperial Wanderers Stadium remains our home battleground as we look to develop the game even further with our grassroots programs as well as women's cricket, deaf and blind cricket, clubs, schools, universities, umpires, scorers, and coaches playing here and continuing to work alongside our stakeholders."

Having claimed both the Momentum One Day Cup (as joint winners) as well as the CSA Betway T20 Challenge in February, the Lions Cricket family are enjoying their winning streak, with many stating that the new structure was absolutely the best result for the growth of the game.

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