Global Softech Sixes with an African flavour set to take world by storm

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.

South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya will feature in a six-a-side-format with an African Cup Challenge up for grabs from 4 to 7 September.

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.

Five of the six team-members are allowed to bowl one over each, a concept that will ensure frenetic action, power hitting and unrivalled enthusiasm.

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.

James Buttler

James has been working as a journalist and broadcaster in cricket since 2006 and was an avid fan for many years before that.
As the editor of World Cricket Badger he is intent on building the website to give quality coverage of the domestic game around the world.
He is also the presenter of the Cricket Badger Radio Show on Radio Yorkshire every Tuesday evening between 7-9pm UK time.
James was the full-time Media Manager at Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 2007 and 2010.
James is a published author, a writer/video contributor to many cricket publications and a complete cricket badger!

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