Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Thursday that tickets have gone on sale
for the 2011/12 domestic and international home series.
domestic cricket scene starts with CSA’s premier domestic four-day
competition, the SuperSport Series, from September 29, which offers free
entrance to fans.
Tickets for the One Day Domestic Series,
which starts on November 2, are priced from R10-R100 while tickets for
the T20 Domestic Series, which gets underway on February 15, 2012, are
priced from R10-R110.
The series against Australia starts with a
T20 International match at Sahara Park Newlands on October 13 and
consists of two T20s, three ODIs and two test matches. Sri Lanka starts
their tour in the middle of December and play three test matches over
the traditional festive season followed by five ODIs in January.
Tickets for the T20 International matches are priced from R70-R220.
Fans can purchase tickets for the One Day International Series from
R50-R300. Tickets for the test Series are priced from R20-R100 per day.
THE SALES CHANNELS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Internet – ticketpros.co.za
Call centre – 087 151 4400
All Postnet outlets - For a comprehensive list visit ticketpros.co.za or postnet.co.za
“This is going to be another big home summer for the Proteas’ Castle
Lager squads as well as for our wonderfully loyal fans,” commented CSA
CEO Gerald Majola. “It follows the hugely successful tour we had by
India last summer that attracted record crowds.
been long-standing opponents of the highest calibre and our matches
against them have often produced epic contests. Our success in chasing
down a fourth innings total of more than 400 at Perth in 2008 and the
famous 438 ODI, universally regarded as the greatest 50 overs contest of
all time, spring readily to mind.
“We have not had the pleasure
of welcoming Sri Lanka to our shores for a full tour for almost a
decade. The fact that they have reached the final of the last two ICC
World Cups speaks for itself. They bring their own distinctive richness
to our wonderful game which is embodied in the likes of Lasith Malinga
and Ajantha Mendis.”
Test captain Graeme Smith commented: “I
made my test debut against Australia in 2002 and I learned very quickly
from them the toughness required to play international cricket. It was a
very quick learning school and it is certainly the way I like to play
“Our last two series against Australia, home and away,
produced some enthralling, nerve-wracking and highly entertaining
cricket that I believe gripped the imagination not only of South African
and Australian fans but those around the world.
“These two home
series are the beginning of a process in which we must make sure we
qualify for the inaugural ICC World test Championship restricted to the
top four sides in 2013. England has currently set the bar as the No 1
ranked side and they have certainly thrown down the gauntlet for us to
ODI captain AB de Villiers commented: “It is always
an honour and privilege to represent our country, particularly in front
of our home fans, whose ongoing support means so much to us.
a personal note I am entering a new era of my career and I can’t say
enough how much it means to me to be entrusted with the leadership of
our country. It is certainly going to be an exciting summer as both
Australia and Sri Lanka’s respective records in ODI cricket speak for
“Cricket never stands still and we will be embracing
several dynamic changes to the ODI format playing conditions this
season. This will pose new challenges and give the players fresh
opportunities to express themselves to the benefit of themselves and
their fans and ultimately for the great game we play as well.”
SUMMARY OF TICKET PRICES:
One Day Domestic Series: R10-R100
T20 Domestic Series: R10-R110
T20 International Series: R70-R220
One Day International Series: R50-R300
Test Series: R20-R100 per day