Ever since the nation was hit with the Coronavirus pandemic, the lockdown that followed brought an abrupt end to cricket action. Players and fans have been deprived of their regular dose of cricket. Meanwhile, recently ICC has decided to restart the cricketing action with three matches tests series between England and West Indies in England. Thereafter South Africa Cricket board decided to resume the cricket in South Africa with Solidarity Cup 2020 (3 team cricket match).
Statement from the partners in the Solidarity match
The operational teams behind the Solidarity match and event partners in collaboration with Cricket South Africa, 3TCricket and SuperSport met to consider the readiness to host the event on 27th June. pic.twitter.com/VqXj61ZUvl
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) June 20, 2020
” The operational teams behind the Solidarity match and event partners in collaboration with Cricket South Africa, 3TCricket and SuperSport met to consider the readiness to host the event on 27th June,” South Africa Cricket Board wrote on their twitter handle.
This match is going to be a historical match as there will be three teams playing in a single match. Earlier the match was scheduled on 27 June, however, due to some reason the match is postponed. Actually, after talking to various stakeholders, the CSA felt more work is needed and took the decision to postpone it.
The new date of the Solidarity Cup 2020 cricket will be going to announced soon. The new date will be updated in this article as soon as officially released by South Africa Cricket Board.
Rules Of 3 Team Cricket Match (Solidarity Cup 2020)
-3TC (3 Team Cricket) Match will be played between 3 teams. Each team will consist of 8 players. There will be 36 overs (18 overs two halves) in the match with a break at halftime.
– Teams bat for one inning of 12 overs split between two 6-over periods. They face one opponent in the first half and the other opponent in the second half.
– In the first half, teams rotate from batting to bowling to the dugout with the starting positions determined by a draw. In the second half, teams bat in order of the highest scores in the first half. If scores are tied, the first half order is reversed.
– After the fall of the 7th wicket, the last batsman stands alone. However, he can only score in even numbers of runs. If the 7th wicket falls in the first half, the team forfeits the remaining part of that half and the last batsman resumes the innings in the second half.
– Each bowling team has the use of one new ball for their full 12 overs which is used for both opponents. A maximum of three overs per bowler is allowed. An uncompleted overdue to the fall of the 7th wicket is deemed to be completed with dot balls.
– Most runs win Gold, second Silver and third Bronze. If 2 teams tie with most runs, super overs decide Gold; if all 3 teams tie, all get Gold; and, in a tie for second, Silver is shared.
Here are 3 Teams
KG’s Kingfishers: Kagiso Rabada (c), Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen, Glenton Stuurman
Quinny’s Kites: Quinton de Kock (c), David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Anrich Nortje, Dwayne Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Lutho Sipamla
AB’s Eagles: AB de Villiers (c), Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Andile, Phehlukwayo, Rassie van der Dussen, Junior Dala, Kyle Verreynne, Sisanda Magala