In a bid to promote the game and nurture young talent in the continent, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a new tournament to be known as the Africa T20 Cup. The tournament featuring ZimbabweKenyaNamibia, hosts South Africa and 12 CSA affiliates will run from September 4 to October 4. The CSA announcement today came in the wake of news that the T20 Champions League has been called off for this year amid declining revenues. CSA said the tournament will be a World Cup-style competition, consisting of four pools of four teams each with the winners of each pool advancing to the semi-finals and eventually to the final, reports PTI. VIDEO: South Africa’s press conference following ODI series victory over New Zealand

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced an innovative media prize money for the inaugural Africa T20 Cup competition, which is aimed at developing the game in the continent. In addition to the normal prize money for the winners, the runners up, the Player of the Series and awards for the Man of the Match, a special prize will be awarded for the ‘Story of the Tournament’. The theme for this prize will be devised in consultation with the host broadcaster, SuperSport, and will be adjudicated by a panel of commentators and members of the other media outlets, reports PTI. VIDEO: David Miller’s close look prior to 1st T20I against New Zealand

The tournament will be a World Cup-style competition, consisting of four pools of four teams each with the winners of each pool advancing to the semi-finals and eventually to the final. Easterns (Sahara Willowmoore Park), North West (Senwes Park), Griquas (Diamond Oval) and Free State (Mangaung Oval) will be the venues for the four pool matches and some of these venues will also host the semi-final and final depending on which teams advance and based on an assessment of the quality of venue hosting during the pool stages. VIDEO: Best time to test South Africa’s depth, says Hashim Amla