South Africa to stage unique three-team fixture on July 18 | Cricket News

CAPE TOWN: Cricket South Africa (CSA) will lastly get to trial a brand new format that may see three groups compete in a single 36-over match on July 18 after successful authorities approval for the fixture to be performed at SuperSport Park in Pretoria.
CSA had to postpone the match from its authentic date of June 27 as the federal government had not offered the mandatory approval for coaching and match-day protocols.
However, the gamers returned to the nets on Monday and the sport will now be staged on the 102nd anniversary of the delivery of former president Nelson Mandela.
“I can’t consider a extra acceptable day on which to maintain this recreation than Nelson Mandela Day when its prime goal is to elevate funds for many who have been badly affected by the Coronavirus,” CSA Acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul stated in a press release on Wednesday.
AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada will lead three groups of eight batting for a complete of 12 overs, six per innings, throughout which era they’ll face each opponents.
At the autumn of the seventh wicket, the final remaining batsman can carry on however solely rating in even numbers — twos, 4 or a six — and the workforce with the best mixture whole on the finish might be declared the winners.
The fixture is an opportunity for the nation’s main gamers to get some game-time below their belts within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, however may even elevate funds for charity.
South Africa continues to be seeing a gradual rise in COVID-19 instances, with the province of Gauteng, the place the fixture is to be performed, reporting a pointy improve up to now week.
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