Johannesburg - An innovative ticketing system will soon be rolled out for cricket fans in South Africa, Cricket SA (CSA) said on Wednesday.
"We are very excited and, of course, proud to launch NFC technology in cricket," CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement on Wednesday.
"From the extensive research we have done over the past few seasons, fans have consistently raised the stadium experience as a focal issue for them.
CSA will issue Love Cricket NFC cards which will bring numerous benefits to fans.
The 12 largest stadiums are being upgraded with NFC technology --starting with ticketing and access for the 2014/2015 season.
Other benefits such as parking and in-stadium purchasing will gradually be added.