Cape Town - The 2015/16 Sunfoil Series champions will pocket a record R2 million in prize
money, a 100% increase from the 2014/15 season.
This was one of the major
announcements made at the Sunfoil Season launch in Durban on Monday.
first-class four-day cricket being the premier domestic competition, we are
pleased to announce another increase in prize money for our Sunfoil Series,”
said CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.
over the years how the Sunfoil Series has provided the perfect foundation for
up and coming players to develop and showcase their talent before moving into
the Test arena.
once again thank the Willowton Group for being such a superb partner in
supporting cricket from grassroots to professional level,” added Lorgat.
Willowton Group’s involvement as a CSA Commercial Partner does not extend
purely to the Sunfoil Series. Sunfoil are also the event sponsors for Test
Cricket, the Three-Day Sunfoil Cup Senior Provincial Cricket Competition and
through the Sunfoil Education Trust (SET) ensures that 15 children receive
bursaries to further their school and cricket careers.
Sunfoil brand, Willowton Group and Cricket South Africa have been empowering
the South African youth through sport. The children are identified through the
Sunfoil Education Trust (SET) programmes, which give youngsters from
disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to experience cricket through a
year-round coaching programme.
Moosa, Willowton Group Chief Commercial Officer, said: “It has been an amazing
journey since our initial cricket development sponsorship in 2007. Our aim is
to make a meaningful and sustainable difference for others to follow. We are
proud to be the event sponsor for both four-day domestic and home international
Test Series. We wish the Proteas success during the upcoming Test Series
company’s SET provides bursaries for promising youth coming through development
cricket programmes. The Fund donates R1 000 for every four, R2 000 for every
six and R2 500 for every wicket taken during the home Sunfoil Test match
Proteas captain, Hashim Amla, also attended the launch. While he is enjoying
some time off from the game, he is also looking ahead to the Sunfoil Test
Series against England.
upcoming Test series against England is without a doubt the marquee
event of the season for the Proteas,” Amla said.
“We’ve had some time to
reflect and regroup after the challenging tour of India and are geared up for
what promises to be an entertaining summer of cricket at home.
cricket is the pinnacle format of international cricket, every cricketer
strives to play at this level,” he added.
“It’s really encouraging to see
Sunfoil putting in the resources towards first-class cricket and development in
South Africa, this support will assist in growing the game and in producing
top-quality players who can go on to represent the Proteas.”
round of Sunfoil Series matches commences on December 17, 2015, while the Test series against England commences with the Boxing Day Test on December 26 at Kingsmead.