Cricket South Africa is one of the first boards in the cricket industry who are gearing up to resume the sport after three long months. CSA is introducing a new experimental 3T format of the game known as The Solidarity Cup.
CSA’s introduction of The Solidarity Cup will be the first step towards resuming cricket
In this format, three teams of 8 players each will be battling it out on the field for one match. The three teams have already been decided. As per news, the first team is Eagles headed by AB de Villiers. The second team is Kingfishers whose captain is Kagiso Rabada, and the third team is Kites with Quinton de Kock as the captain.
The broadcasters of the event have been decided as well
Now, Indian sports channel Star Sports Network will be broadcasting this event for its viewers. For the first time in three months, the Indian audience will be getting to watch Live cricket. Until now, all shows run on these channels were reruns of previous matches and events.
While Star Sports Network brings the game live to India, the official broadcaster of the event is SuperSport. The network will cover it on their channel SuperSport 2.
Cricket South Africa director, Graeme Smith, believes that The Solidarity Cup is going to bring immense joy and excitement to the audience. After the several months of lockdown, the audience deserves the chance to watch live cricket again. Even the players along with the organisers are eagerly waiting for the event to commence.
“It’s been quite some time since the South African public and fans of cricket worldwide have been able to consume the game we all love. I know that the players are itching to get back into action as well, which is why we as CSA are so excited about the Solidarity Cup.”
“It’s a thrilling new format and a match that is working towards a greater good. We are proud to partner with 3TeamCricket on this project.”