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Siya Kolisi backs ICC Women’s T20 World Cup with 50 days to go

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s World Cup-winning Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi, has thrown his support for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup taking place from 10 -26 February 2023.

With 50 days to go until the 10 best teams in the world compete for the ultimate prize in T20 cricket, Kolisi has urged the world to turn it up for the historic showpiece.

The Proteas will face Sri Lanka in their opening match at Newlands Cricket Ground on Friday 10 February, as they start their bid to replicate the Springboks’ feat at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

“There is nothing better than hosting a World Cup on South African soil,” Kolisi said. “I know the whole nation will be behind our Proteas women as they were during the past T20 World Cup held in Australia. I am excited to see them play, I want to wish them all the best. I hope they know that we will all be there, there is nothing to fear, they must go out there, do their best and turn it up like they always do.”

Kolisi’s home-town of Gqeberha will be hosting five matches during the tournament, including a blockbuster double-header on Saturday 18 February at St George’s Park featuring England versus India in the afternoon, at 3pm, and South Africa versus Australia in the evening, at 7pm. The Proteas will be looking to do better than their 2020 semi-final exit when they face defending Champions Australia for the first time at a World Cup at home.

To celebrate 50 days to go, fans can meet their favourite Proteas women and men’s players at Canal Walk in Cape Town on Thursday, 22 December from 12h00-13h00, with an opportunity to buy tickets and to come up close to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup trophy. This is the first time South Africa will be hosting  the Women’s T20 World Cup, and fans are encouraged to turn it up to be a part of history. The Women’s T20 World Cup will leave a lasting legacy to shape the future of the women’s game on the continent.

“This is an exciting day for us as we mark 50 days to go until the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa,’ Tournament Director, Russell Adams said. “The excitement around the country is building as we prepare to host the 10 best teams in the world for 15 days of non-stop action and entertainment. Fans have an opportunity to be part of history and should not miss out before tickets sell out.”

 

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