Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced a revised date for the 3TCricket match on Wednesday, in which three teams of eight will play for the inaugural Solidarity Cup. This competition will now take place on the 18th July, which is also to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day.
The news comes after Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Sport, Arts & Culture approved the return to practice and play last week.
The fixture provides an opportunity to get some game-time for the country’s leading cricketers, which will also raise funds for charity at the same. It will be played behind closed doors and is a test for CSA’s protocols for the local games to resume.
Captain A.B. De Villiers, Kagiso Rabada and Quinton de Kock will lead teams of eight players batting for a total of twelve overs, six per innings, during which time they will play against both opponents on the field.
The last remaining batsman can carry on at the fall of the seventh wicket but only score in even numbers, twos, four or a six.