In an exceptional move set to revitalize cricket on the African continent and kick-start the domestic season in September 2014 in style, six teams from Africa and six South African franchises will contest the Global Softech Sixes at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
The Titans, the Cape Cobras, the Dolphins, the Knights, the Highveld Lions and the Warriors will go toe-to-toe in a Franchise Challenge at SuperSport Park, also from 4 to 7 September. Both challenges would form part of the Global Softech Sixes.
“This tournament is set to add a fun-element that might appeal to a broader audience, which, in turn might lure more fans and future players to the royal game,” said Jacques Faul, chief executive officer of The Titans, the franchise who initiated the tournament concept.
Every batting team will be limited to five overs.
Although six-a-side cricket is not a novel idea, the conceptualization of the Global Softech Sixes event with a distinct African and South African favour might gain global support soon and is likely to appeal to domestic cricket fans at the start of the 2014/2015-season.
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