The inaugural CellC Festival of Cricket will take place at Sahara Park Newlands from 3 – 5January 2014.
The Cell C Festival of Cricket is an exciting three-day event which will see all the current Proteas and Franchise players participating in a New Year cricket extravaganza, which will replace the cancelled Indian Test match.
Day 1 of the Cell C Festival of Cricket will showcase an exhibition match between the Proteas and the Springboks.
Day 2 & 3 of the Cell C Festivalof Cricket will showcase two highly competitive days of T20 cricket. Firstlywith a State of Origin match between North and South sides which takes place on Saturday, 4 January. The North will comprise players who first made their mark at the inland franchises and the South those from the coastal franchises.
This will be followed on Sunday, 6th January, by a first for domestic cricket: the launch of the RAM Slam T20Challenge with a triple header including every franchise team in the country: 6 teams, 3 matches in one venue! Howzat for great cricketainment! It’sgoing to be hot, hot, hot!
These matches will feature and involve all our current stars in the Proteas team, recently crowned South African Team of the Year at the SA Sports Awards. The iconic Sahara Park Newlands, voted the 2nd best Test stadium in the world last season, will play host to this magnificent event.
Spectators will be entertained over the three days by an impressive list of artists that have been confirmed for the Cell C Festival of Cricket. The likes of Prime Circle, The Graeme Watkins Project, BlackByrd, Jack Parow and Marc Belling will be performing.
The 3-day program is as follows:
DAY 1: 3 JANUARY 2014
12h00 Gates Open
13h30 KFC Mini Cricket Festival (Starts)
15h00 KFC Mini Cricket Festival (Ends)
14h10 Marc Belling Starts Set
14h50 Marc Belling Finishes Set
15h00 Sedgars Hit a 6 Competition and Proteas and Springbok signing session (Starts)
15h50 Sedgars Hit a 6 Competition and Proteas and Springbok signing session (Ends)
16h00 Prime Circle Starts Set
17h00 Prime Circle Finishes Set
17h00 Build Up to Blue Label Proteas vs The ABSA Springboks
18h00 Blue Label Proteas vs The ABSA Springboks Starts
21h00 Blue Label Proteas vs The ABSA Springboks Ends
DAY 2: 4 JANUARY 2014
10h00 Gates Open
11h30 Build Up to Ladies Match
12h00 Momentum Protea Ladies North vs Momentum Protea Ladies North
15h00 Ladies Match Ends
15h00 Blackbyrd Starts Set
15h50 Blackbyrd Finishes Set
16h00 Build Up to the Momentum Multiply State of Origin Challenge: North vs South
16h30 Momentum Multiply State of Origin Challenge: North vs South
19h30 Momentum Multiply State of Origin Challenge: North vs South
19h45 Jack Parow Starts 2nd Set
20h45 Jack Parow Finishes 2nd Set
DAY 3: 5 JANUARY 2014
08h00 Gates Open
10h00 Sunfoil Dolphins vs The Unlimited Titans
11h20 Sunfoil Dolphins vs The Unlimited Titans
13h00 First RAM SLAM Match ends
13h00 Graeme Watkins Starts Set
13h30 Graeme Watkins Finishes Set
14h00 bizhub Highveld lions vs The Chevrolet Warriors
15h20 bizhub Highveld lions vs The Chevrolet Warriors
17h00 Second RAM SLAM Match ends
17h00 Graeme Watkins Starts Set
17h30 Graeme Watkins Finishes Set
18h00 Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras vs The Chevrolet Knights
19h20 Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras vs The Chevrolet Knights
21h00 Third RAM SLAM Match ends
Apart from the music and greatcricket, there will also be plenty of food stalls, cricket coaching clinics andsigning sessions.
CSA has confirmed that the muchanticipated North vs. South State of Origin match will be sponsored by MomentumMultiply, who have put up a winner-takes-all prize of a half a million rand forthe match.
To vote for teams, simply SMS North orSouth and the players name to 45732. SMS are charged at R1.50/sms.
Tickets are now on sale and ticketprices range from R80 – R150 per day. Fans buying a 3-day package, will qualifyfor a 33% discount. Tickets can be purchased through www.ticketpros.co.za, the Sahara Park Newlands Ticket Office or at Postnet Outlets.
TICKET OFFICE TIMES
Date Open Close
Monday 30/12/13 9h00 16H00
Tuesday 31/12/13 9h00 12H30
Wednesday 01/01/14 10h00 13h00
Thursday 02/01/14 9h00 16H00
As we are expecting bigger crowds than domestic matches, please note that the noise levels, activities in and around the stadium precinct might increase.
Road closures for Campground Road areas follows:
3 January 2014: 11am
4 January 2014: 9 am
5 January 2014: 7 am