The Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn will host the first ever franchise limited over fixture on Saturday 23 December 2017 when the WSB Cape Cobras will take on the Warriors in a Momentum Cup One Day match.
Cricket South Africa also on Monday confirmed that this match – which will start at 10:00 – will be broadcasted live on Supersport.
SWD recently hosted various Sunfoil Series matches involving the Cape Cobras as well as the Africa T20 Cup (pool matches as well as semi-finals and final in 2016).
In his response, the President of SWD Cricket, Mr Rudy Claassen thanked all the role players involved to secure this high profile event of the sport and cricket calendar. “For many years we are pushing hard for such an opportunity and I am confident that we will again make a huge success in hosting this event”, he said. The fact that the event will be broadcasted live will be added value.
“We are well aware that we will have to be very smart in our marketing approach, said SWD Cricket Chief Executive, Albertus Kennedy. “”It is the time of the year where people will look for entertainment elsewhere but we will are confident that we can attract a good crowd in Oudtshoorn”, he said.
SWD will also host the Momentum U/13 National Cricket week from 11-15 December.