Cricket South Africa (CSA) and KFC will be launching the start of the KFC Mini-Cricket season on Saturday, 13 October at Sacred Heart College in Observatory. This will be attended by Neil and Kerri McKenzie as well as KFC Mini-Cricket ambassador, AB de Villiers.
The aim of the launch is to officially get the 2012/2013 mini-cricket season started and to re-enforce the aims that both CSA and KFC have set for the new season during the KFC Mini-Cricket seminar in July earlier this year.
CSA Youth Cricket Manager, Niels Momberg said: "After the tremendous growth recorded last year it is important to consolidate on all fronts this year. The CSA/KFC partnership continues to grow from strength to strength and tomorrow's launch is another important event to make this programme the most sustainable of its kind."
This next season will be KFC's third season sponsoring the mini-cricket programme (which is in its 30th year of existence) in a partnership that has seen the number of schools participating grow by 29.96%, children participating to 20.40% (more than 100 000) and coaches involved grow by 25.78% in just the 2011/2012 season alone.
"It has been a very successful year for the KFC Mini-Cricket programme. The growth that we have seen far exceeds the targets we had set at the beginning of last season and we as CSA are very proud of the work put in by KFC, the coaches, volunteers, players and their parents to make this programme the best mini-cricket programme in the world," David Mokopanele, CSA's KFC Mini-Cricket Officer commented.