Competitive cricket in South Africa will not return as planned after the lockdown. The proposed 3T Cricket charity event has been postponed indefinitely from its scheduled June 27 date.
The fund raiser event were to be played behind closed doors.
Cricket South Africa has confirmed today (Saturday) that it will not be able to host the three-team competition on June 27. An alternate date has not been confirmed as yet.
The CSA did not specify the reason to delay the event. However, it appears from the official statement that the board was not ready to stage the matches as the Proteas land is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The operational teams behind the Solidarity match and event partners in collaboration with Cricket South Africa, 3TCricket and SuperSport met to consider the readiness to host the event on 27th June. Following this meeting, it has become clear that more work is needed in preparation including approval,” read a CSA statement.
A new date will be announced in due course.
The 3T Solidarity Cup were to feature 24 of South Africa’s top cricketers, representing three teams. The matches were to be played in two halves of 18 overs each.
Three teams – Eagles, Kingfishers and Kites – were to be led by AB de Villiers, Kasigo Rabada and Quinton de Kock respectively.