Sun, 05 Apr 2020

Cape Town - South African cricket legends will grace the field once again as they compete in the Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Cape Town from March 11-24.

Players like Rodney Malamba, Lefty Ngece, Nazeem White and Anwell Newman will finally get the chance to wear the Proteas emblem - as they were denied the opportunity to compete at their peak due to apartheid.

The tournament is being arranged by the Veterans Cricket Association of South Africa (VCASA), an ancillary member of Cricket South Africa (CSA) whose mission is to keep older cricketers in the game.

"The competitive edge is still there in our squad of 16," said Callaghan, who played 29 ODIs for South Africa from 1992 to 2000.

"We have a strong team on paper and, I can assure you, the boys are already putting in extra work and loading up on their game time to make sure we're in the best shape possible in March."

Admission is free to all the games.

"If only it had been around when I was in my 50s! It is a fantastic concept to keep the greater cricket family together and I'm extremely proud to be an ambassador for the tournament.

Dave Callaghan (captain), Louis Koen, Alan Dawson, Pieter Strydom, Kenny Jackson, Dave Holgate, Anwell Newman, Neil Fusedale, Rodney Malamba, Mlungisi 'Lefty' Ngece, Dave Duncan, Bruce Wilson, Warne Rippon, Brad Player, Nazeem White and Henry Williams

Friday, March 13 - South Africa v England at Wynberg Boys High, Jacques Kallis Oval (11:00)

Wednesday, March 18 - South Africa v Pakistan at Western Province Cricket Club, Wally Wilson (11:00)

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