According to a statement by the City of Cape Town, the upcoming international blind cricket series between Blind Cricket South Africa (BCSA) and the New Zealand Blind Cricket Association (NZBCA) will be hosted in Cape Town this February.
Councilor Zahid Badroodien, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health said, “The City is excited and honoured to host the series which is the first of its kind between the two nations. Our Recreation and Parks Department contributed R190 000 to make sure the event takes place. It’s the first meeting between the two sides since the Blind Proteas defeated the Blind Caps in the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in India in 2017. Our visually impaired players are ready to put their skills to the test and the series will give local crowds the opportunity to witness blind cricket at a top-level and support their national blind cricket team.”
Councilor Badroodien added, “the series promises to be an exciting one and I want to encourage residents to come out and support the teams. Spectators can attend matches free of charge so come and be a part of this exhilarating series.”
The T20 matches dates (all matches start at 10:00) are as follows:
|1||4 February||Bellville Cricket Club|
|2||5 February||The Vineyard Oval|
|3||6 February||The Vineyard Oval|
|4||7 February||Bellville Cricket Club|
|5||8 February||The Vineyard Oval|
The One Day Internationals (all matches start at 9:00) are as follows:
|6||12 February||Victoria Cricket Club (Kenwyn)|
|7||14 February||Bellville Cricket Club|
Blind cricket is similar to normal cricket with the only difference being the use of an audible ball.