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SA to host Sixes tournament

2011-11-06 19:48

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) is set to host a multi-million dollar version of the popular Sixes tournament at Sun City next year.

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The Rapport newspaper reports that CSA CEO Gerald Majola and a delegation of the governing body held a meeting with tournament organisers in Hong Kong last week to discuss a possible extension of the event. The annual Sixes tournament has been staged in Hong Kong since 1992.

The aim is apparently to manage the event in the same manner as the International Rugby Board's highly popular Sevens World Series.

This new extension of the tournament is expected to be staged in Sun City in August next year and will - unlike the event in Hong Kong where lesser known players participate - feature some of the world's top international players.

Countries from the International Cricket Council (ICC) as well as local franchise teams will take part in the week-long tournament.

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Comments
  • Ben - 2011-11-06 19:59

    I can only just imagine the massive undeclared bonuses CSA officials are going to award themselves for this.....

  • Van - 2011-11-06 21:22

    Thieving majola at it again. Eish.

  • BigBoer - 2011-11-07 08:05

    Man who cares about sixes ? We want proper test matches. Why only 2 test matches against the Australia ? These guys are crazy man

      Michael - 2011-11-07 09:21

      Tests matches are boring for the general public - check and compare the attandance figures before posting drivel. PS I am NOT a cricket fan!

      Jono - 2011-11-07 09:29

      Cricket formats change all the time because cricket is boring and no one goes and watches it! Before you know it indoor cricket will be played outside in Newlands stadium...Cricket is just not that interesting anymore

  • jpcronje - 2011-11-07 08:11

    tjing tjing

  • comurray - 2011-11-07 10:27

    Why Sun City, as far away as possible so those who cannot afford transport will miss out once again. On the other hand I realise why Sun City has been chosen, so the CSA board (families and friends) can spend a week in the lap of luxury at our expense to further deplete CSA's funds instead of handing out huge bonuses.

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