The 2023 Southern African Cup began on Saturday, May 27, and it will finish on Thursday, June 1.
Organised by the African Cricket Association, this T20 tournament is the first of three cricket tournaments that will determine the eight teams that will advance to the 2023 ACA Africa T20 Cup.
The ongoing Southern African Cup 2023 covers the south and central regions of Africa. The five teams that are competing in this tournament are Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mauritius, and Mozambique.
Each of these teams will square off against each other in a round-robin format and the top three teams in the 2023 Southern African Cup table will qualify for the 2023 ACA Africa T20 Cup.
A total of 10 matches are slated to take place in this tournament and Mauritius already beat Mozambique by three wickets in the competition’s opening match.
All the matches in this tournament will be taking place at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, South Africa and a maximum of two matches will be played each day.
Southern African Cup 2023 schedule
Saturday, May 27
Mozambique vs Mauritius
Malawi vs Eswatini
Sunday, May 28
Mauritius vs Botswana
Mozambique vs Malawi
Monday, May 29
Botswana vs Eswatini
Malawi vs Mauritius
Tuesday, May 30
Botswana vs Malawi
Eswatini vs Mozambique
Thursday, June 1
Botswana vs Mozambique
Eswatini vs Mauritius
Southern African Cup 2023 squads
Botswana: Karabo Motlhanka ©, Vinoo Balakrishnan, Boemo Kgosiemang, Boemo Khumalo, Dhruv Maisuria, Losika Makgale, Boteng Maphosa, Valentine Mbazo (wk), Karabo Modise, Mmoloki Mooketsi, Reginald Nehonde, Katlo Piet, Ameer Saiyed, Phemelo Silas, Thatayaone Tshose
Eswatini: Adil Butt ©, Muhammad Amin, Safwan Barediya, Christiaan Forbes, Hujeifa Jangariya (wk), Mancoba Jele, Wesley Landman, Faizalmahmed Patel, Shehzad Patel (wk), Umair Qasim, Haris Rashid, Tarun Sandeep (wk)
Malawi: Moazzam Baig ©, Donnex Kansonkho (vc), Bright Balala, Chisomo Chete (wk), Waliyu Jackson, Daniel Jakiel, Alick Kansonkho, Gift Kansonkho, Aaftab Limdawala, Francis Nkhoma, Gershom Ntambalika, Blessings Pondani, Sami Sohail, Suhail Vayani
Mauritius: Mark Segers ©, Abdul Tunda (vc), Stephen Brown, Cristopher Erasmus (wk), Alamin Hossain, Nabeel Iftikhar, Vineshbhai Patel, Thomas Poucke, Nuwan Prasad, James Rambo, Hitesh Rao, Manish Sharma, David Stedall, Craig Warren
Mozambique: Filipe Cossa ©, Manussur Algi, Eugenio Azine, Armando Chuvale, Francisco Couana, Joao Huo, Jose Joao, Dario Macome, Luis Mavume, Agostinho Navicha, Camate Raposo, Lourenco Salomone, Bernardo Sambo (wk), Vieira Tembo (wk)
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