Cricket South Africa
|Affiliation||International Cricket Council|
|Affiliation date||June 29, 1991|
|Headquarters||Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Chief Exec||Haroon Lorgat|
|Replaced||United Cricket Board of South Africa|
During South Africa's absence from international cricket, a number of different organisations ran domestic cricket: initially the South Africa Cricket Association (SACA), South African Cricket Board of Control (SACBOC) and the South African Cricket Board (SAACB). In 1976 these three organisations agreed to establish one single board to govern South African cricket, and that all future cricket in the country would be played on an integrated basis regardless of race or colour. However, the new board – the South African Cricket Union (SACU) – was not recognised by a small dissenting group in the SACBOC, who set up the South African Cricket Board (SACB).
In June 1991, the South African Cricket Union and the South African Cricket Board merged to form the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCB). The unification ended enforced racial separation, and only a month later, on 10 July 1991, South Africa was re-admitted as a full member of the ICC.
South Africa's three major domestic competitions are the Sunfoil Series (four-day first-class competition), the Momentum One Day Cup (List A one-day competition) and T20 Domestic Cup (domestic Twenty20 competition). CSA Provincial Competitions (three day First-class, (List A one-day and CSA T20 Challenge. Generally encompassing more than one provincial associate team, six first-class teams take part in these competitions.
- Wisden Cricketers Almanack