Cricket fans will be able to watch the Khaya Majola U19 Week, which is taking place from 18-22 December in Potchefstroom.
Matches will be broadcast live on the SuperSport Schools and DStv Now platforms, along with those from the five-day CSA Girls U19 Week, which got underway in Paarl on Thursday.
The two tournaments, like the previous weeks that have been organised this year, will be held in a bio-secure environment.
CSA restructured the junior national tournaments following a schools system review and a Covid-19 enforced hiatus in 2020. The U13 and U15 tournaments have been replaced by the regional U15 boys and girls tournaments, while national tournaments are now made up of an U16 tournament for girls and boys to go along with the Khaya Majola and Girls U19 Weeks.
“We are very fortunate this year, that the U19 weeks are going ahead and that the U16 weeks concluded without any major hiccups,” said youth and tertiary cricket manager Niels Momberg. “Some very good cricket was played but most importantly, after last year’s Covid cancellations, that these tournaments were able to take place.
“It’s a massive plus for us and these weeks play a big role in Cricket South Africa’s pipeline, with all the matches to consider, from warm-up games, down to regional trials and fixtures throughout the year, so the whole cricket ecosystem leads to these national tournaments.
“It’s aspirational and gives our youngsters something to play for,” he added.
“It is also important to note that for the first time, the national and regional youth systems, boys and girls, now mirror each other. It’s a massive breakthrough in girls’ cricket and we are just so happy that these tournaments are taking place this year, giving a sense of normality.
“Hopefully, we will see good cricket on display, and we are looking forward to watching the action live on the SuperSport Schools and DStv Now platforms.”
Matches will get underway from 09:00 daily with full scorecards are available on PitchVision.com.