When former Proteas spinner
Paul Harris came up with a mal
gedagte to have three teams
play in one match, he didn’t think
that just a few months down the
line they would be launching the
Yes, that happened on Wednesday,
with Cricket South Africa (CSA)
fully behind the idea and the new
format being presented to the
world on June 27 at 11am.
Three teams will play in one
match, with two halves and gold,
silver and bronze placings up for
With 36 overs in the match, half time comes after 18 overs.
During each half,
elke span will
bowl six overs to the other two
sides and also bat six overs for a
total of 12 overs per innings.
AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock
and Kagiso Rabada will lead the
Of the Solidarity Cup, Eagles
captain De Villiers says: “It’s
quite exciting – it’s something
completely different and we have
no idea what to expect.
“I’m very excited to get back
on the park. SuperSport Park
[where the games will be played
is] my favourite park.”
With eight players in each
team, De Villiers is most excited
by the thought of batting alone,
with the last man standing rule
allowing you keep on batting
when your teammates are out.
He adds: “As a youngster I’ve
always dreamed of being the last
man standing and winning that
game for my team.”
Kites captain De Kock adds: “I
can’t wait to get out of my room
and get onto the field again.”
Kingfishers leader Rabada
just wants to have fun and says
of the event: “It’s gonna be a fun
tournament – that’s how I view
SOLIDARITY CUP TEAMS
EAGLES: AB de Villiers (captain), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi.
KITES: Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Jon-Jon Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje.
KINGFISHERS: Kagiso Rabada (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen, Chris Morris, Glenton Stuurman, Tabraiz Shamsi.