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Premier welcomes Proteas, England cricket teams to East London

Feb 11, 2020
Premier welcomes Proteas, England cricket teams to East London

East London - Premier of the Eastern Cape Province, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, on Monday welcomed the South African and English cricket teams to East London ahead of a One Day International cricket match.

"As the Premier of the Eastern Cape Province I welcome the South African Cricket team, and the England Cricket team to the Eastern Cape province where the two teams will log horns in what promises to be a nail biting One Day International Cricket tournament in East London," Mabuyane said.

"We also welcome the scores of cricket loving fans travelling with the teams and we appreciate their visit to the province. The visit of these fans and the teams for this ODI will contribute massively into the economy of the province as they will inject millions of Rands into the economy of the Buffalo City Metro.

"We are pleased that leading hotels and other hospitality establishments in East London are fully booked by the teams, travelling fans and the media personnel that is covering this ODI in East London."

Mabuyane appealed to the people of the Buffalo City Metro to "take good care of our visitors who will be exploring the tourism offerings of the Buffalo City Metro during their stay in our Metro".

"As we wish the Proteas the best of luck for this ODI, the provincial government will continue exploring ways of increasing investments into sports tourism because it attracts massive economic spinoffs that we can benefit from as the province."

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