Will revamped domestic cricket system find a place and success under new Covid-19 normal?

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An empty Newlands hosts the first T20 between the Proteas and England (Gallo)
An empty Newlands hosts the first T20 between the Proteas and England (Gallo)

To be frank, the franchise system always seemed to have a limited shelf life.

When it came into being in the autumn of 2004, because of the domestic T20 wildfire, the centralising of resources was a necessity.

Also, it was informed by the strength disparity between unions and a need to replicate Australia's traditional and highly successful six-state Sheffield Shield.

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