South Africa Launches Professional Women’s Cricket League
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has officially launched the Professional Domestic Women’s Cricket League at a momentous event that attracted leading figures of women’s cricket from across the country at Freedom Park in Tshwane on Tuesday.
This comes after the successes of Proteas Women in the last ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 hosted in New Zealand and the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2023 held on home soil, where they reached the semi-finals and final, respectively.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki, said;
“We are thrilled to unveil the Professional Women’s Cricket League, an initiative that celebrates the remarkable achievements of our national women’s cricket team and paves the way for an even brighter future.
“The professionalisation of the women’s domestic structure aims to elevate the women’s cricketing landscape by providing a platform for local talent to shine, fostering a culture of sporting excellence, while inspiring the next generation of players.
“With the success of South African cricket on the global stage, we believe that this will be a steppingstone for local talent, creating an environment that fosters growth, resilience, and a deep love for the sport.”
“Professionalising the women’s domestic structure has been met with enthusiasm from fans, players, and sponsors alike. We call on brands to continue showing their support for women’s cricket, recognizing the league’s potential to redefine the narrative around women in sports in the country,” concluded Moseki.