Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Standard Bank Pro20 goes full cycle

By Anele Siwa
21 November 2007

The Proteas will clash with New Zealand at Liberty Life Wanderers Stadium on Friday; which will bring Standard Bank International Pro20 Cricket full cycle.

“The first-ever international Pro20 game played in SA was in October 2005 against the Black Caps, at the same venue,” says Media Officer of Cricket South Africa, Michael Owen-Smith.

According to Owen-Smith the contest was one of the first internationals in this format and since then, 35 internationals have been taking place.

“South Africa and New Zealand have gone on to play ten and eleven games respectively,” says Michael Owen-Smith.

“It’s amazing that Standard Bank introduced the international version of the game only two years ago,” says The Director Group Sponsorships at Standard Bank, Clement Motale.

“Between October 2005 and the end of 2007, South African cricket fans have been exposed to the many facets of Standard Bank Pro20 Cricket, and most recently the highly successful ICC World Twenty20 World Cup,” Owen - Smith added.

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