CSA, DCSA host first deaf cricket international series
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Tuesday, 27 August 2013

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Deaf Cricket South Africa (DCSA) are excited to host the England Cricket Association for the Deaf (ECAD) in a four-match ODI and two-match T20i series starting on Wednesday, 27 August in Pretoria. This is the first deaf cricket international tour that will take place in South Africa.

CSA Transformation Manager, Max Jordaan, is thrilled at this latest move by CSA and the ECAD to bring competitive cricket to our shores. It goes a step further in realizing CSA’s vision to make cricket a truly national sport of winners and accessible to all in the organisation’s bid to shape TOMORROW.

“We are delighted to welcome ECAD to our shores as a key element to our inclusive transformation agenda,” Jordaan said. “We are cognizant of our moral duty to support all cricketers and particularly the disability sector cricketers who often find themselves in marginalized positions.”

Northerns Cricket Union will host the series in which all matches will take place at Sinovich Park. Northerns CEO, Jacques Fau,l is excited to have the hosting honours and looks forward to an entertaining tournament. He said: “It is always a great privilege to host an international event, more so if it is between England and South Africa. We are a country that prides itself on the way we treat disability and approach gender equity.  As a relatively young democracy, we will do well not to lose that focus and the energy that drives it.

 

A cricket match can be a very serious affair and I am convinced that two national teams competing will be just that.  England and South Africa have had many memorable encounters on the sports field and needless to say this does reflect the respect we have for each other.

Jordaan hopes that this series will go a long way in building the profile of deaf cricket in South Africa.

“The upcoming series between South Africa and England should be used to promote the case for disability sports in general and Deaf Cricket in particular. This series will demonstrate the fact that sport is the vehicle where the human spirit finds its expression. May this series create the platform for a keen and competitive series and thereby raise the profile of Deaf Cricket in South Africa. We wish all the participants all the best for a great series and creating lasting friendships,” he concluded.

TEAMS

 

ENGLAND

 

Peter Dixon (Tour Manager) Nigel George (Team Manager)

Bobby Denning (Head Coach)

Ross Hunter (Ass. Coach)

Catherine Smaill (Physiotherapist)

Sula Gleeson (Interpreter)

 

TEAM

Umesh Valjee – Captain

Paul Allen

Stephen George

James Dixon

George Greenway

Joel Harris

Jake Oakes

Henry Wainman

Sam Crichard

Michael Weathersby

Saul Allison

James Schofield

Darrell Sykes

Matt Clinton

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

Sello Sebola (Coach)

Grandville Fortuin (Coach)

Martin Lombard (Manager)

Linley Venter (Physiotherapist)

 

 

TEAM

Colin Venter

Prince Mashego

Reinhardt Limbacht

Coenraad van der Berg

Paulo de Costa

Rrishaad Shaik

Jeffery van der Winter

Avinash Kallichuran

Zane Adams

Charl Bonthuys

Rual Kumalo

Shamiël Howley

Shane Gangan

Eric Minnaaar

Lebogang Setidisho

 

FIXTURES:

 

WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 2013

 

THURSDAY 29 AUGUST 2013

 

1st ODI

First Session        :               09h30 – 13h00

Interval                   :               13h00 – 13h45

Second Session  :               13h45 – 17h15   

 

 

Rest day

 

 

FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2013

 

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2013

 

2nd ODI

First Session        :               09h30 – 13h00

Interval                   :               13h00 – 13h45

Second Session  :               13h45 – 17h15

 

 

Rest Day

 

 

SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

1st T20 (Morning)

First Session        :               09h30 – 10h50

Interval                   :               10h50 – 11h10

Second session   :               11h10 – 12h30

Lunch                     :               12h30 – 13h30

 

 

2nd T20 (Afternoon)

First session         :               13h30 – 14h50

Interval                   :               14h50 – 15h10

Second session   :               15h10 – 16h30

 

 

MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

Rest day

 

 

Practice session at Sinovich Park

South Africa          :               09h30 – 12h00

England :               13h30 – 16h00

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

3rd ODI

First Session        :               09h30 – 13h00

Interval                   :               13h00 – 13h45

Second Session  :               13h45 – 17h15

 

 

Rest day

 

 

FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2013

 

Practice session at Sinovich Park

England :               09h30 – 12h00

South Africa          :               13h30 – 16h00

 

 

4th ODI

First Session        :               09h30 – 13h00

Interval                   :               13h00 – 13h45

Second Session  :               13h45 – 17h15

- Closing function at Sinoville : 18h00

 

 

 

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