The Africa T20 Cup signals the start of the 2016-17 South African cricket season when it kicks off at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg today.
The 16-team competition features all 12 provincial unions as well as KZN Inland, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Kenya.
KZN Inland, who were runners-up to Northerns last year, play North West in the second match on day one, with the day’s first game between WP and Namibia.
“I’m really looking forward to the weekend. We have some tough teams in our group, but it’s a great opportunity for the guys to open up this season,” said stand-in KZN Inland coach Grant Morgan.
The recently-appointed Dolphins franchise coach has returned to take charge of his former team in the absence of Shane Burger, who is in Australia with the South Africa A team.
The KZN Inland team won every game bar the final last season and their squad this year includes Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Mthokozisi Shezi and Tsepang Dithole.
View fixtures here.