Schoolboy cricket to dazzle PE

DECEMBER 18, 2015

The annual Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week blasts off in Port Elizabeth this week, beginning five days of the best schoolboy cricket South Africa has to offer.

From December 16, 2015, two hundred of the top Under-19 schoolboy cricketers from around the country will be in action, with teams representing Cricket South Africa’s 16 provincial unions playing in three formats of the game: timed cricket, 50 overs and T20.

The event is considered a crucial stepping stone for schoolboy cricketers aiming to progress to professional cricket and to ultimately represent South Africa at an international level. Over the years the tournament has seen over 60 players participating who have progressed to play for the Proteas since 1994, including all three of our current national captains: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis.

To highlight the talent that will no doubt be uncovered, a judging panel will be selecting and recognising the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day. This daily award will honour the standout player on each match day of the week. The Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day is not necessarily your typical man of the match. 

At the end of the week, a under-19 South African schools and under-19 South African schools Colts team will be selected and will play against Eastern Province representative teams on December 21. 

Additionally, Cricket South Africa will pick the under-19 Proteas team that will play in the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh from January 22 to the February 14, 2016.

Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola Africa’s Senior Communications Manager of Brand Experience, commented, “Coca-Cola South Africa is extremely proud to support the development of South Africa’s next cricketing heroes through the Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week.

This will be the 36th year of our sponsorship during which we have had the privilege of witnessing first-hand the success of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week and the incredible foundation it has created for cricket in South Africa. 

The Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Week takes place in and around Port Elizabeth from December 16-20, 2015 with the tournament central hub located at Grey High School.

 

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