Cricket fans at St Georges Park for the 2022 SA20. (Photo by SA20/Sportzpics/Gallo Images)
(Photo by SA20/Sportzpics/Gallo Images)
The second edition of South African cricket’s marquee product, the SA20, got off to a grim start on Wednesday as the much-anticipated opening encounter between the defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape and the Joburg Super Kings at St George’s Park was washed out.
There was visible enthusiasm in and around Gqeberha ahead of the fixture – the investment of advertising and marketing on a local and national scale had paid off – and Eastern Cape fans did not disappoint as they turned out in numbers, hoping for cricket to be played on what proved to be a wet and rainy evening.
10 048 tickets were purchased for the tournament opener, and the thousands that came out to support, hoping for a break in the weather, remained in fine, hopeful spirits until the contest was called off without a ball bowled.
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