Cricket World Cup 2015

Mbalula calls for Proteas support

2015-03-17 13:30
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, has called on all South Africans to support the Proteas and wished them well ahead of their Cricket World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

SCOREBOARD: Proteas v Sri Lanka

Acknowledging that the Proteas have never won a knockout match since readmission in 1992, Mbalula said "We must take confidence and trust the words of captain AB de Villiers that they wont choke and will play a good game and come out on top."

Mbalula added, "We shouldn't focus on the past, but look to the future. The Proteas should focus on the strengths that led the team to this stage and use them to our advantage. We are indeed privileged to have a captain like De Villiers who leads by example and a team that follows. So far the the Proteas have put up a good fight reaching the quarter-finals and we trust they will come out victorious."

The match at the SCG starts at 05:30 SA time on Wednesday.

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