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