The Men’s IPT for 2018 gets underway in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday with 12 teams competing for the A section and a further six sides contesting the B Section. A year ago, in Randburg, SPAR Kwazulu Natal Raiders completed the unthinkable double-double winning the Men’s and Women’s indoor and outdoor IPT titles.
The draw for this year’s tournament offers a group of death in name as the champions SPAR KZN Raiders, Western Province, Southern Gauteng and the SA Invitational U21 squad all meet up in Group A. In Group B, last year’s surprise Runner-up Witsies headline a pool that offers great opportunity for a semi-final spot.
In the B section the likes of the Northern Daisies and Mpumalanga will be looking to get themselves into the A Section in 2019, while the inclusion of the Northern Cape sides is also a fantastic addition to the tournament.
The tournament runs from 29 July until the 4 August and will take place at the UKZN Astro and the AB Jackson Turf. With the CTM PHL starting the following weekend it offers an opportunity for some of the players to really put their hands up to be included in the tournament.
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