CSA: President opens up sport for spectators in time for St George’s Test

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The relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions on spectators at sports events has come just in time for the opening of ticket sales to the second test between South Africa and Bangladesh, which will be played in the St George’s Cricket Stadium from on April 8.

The tickets went on sale online on Friday, March 25. Unreserved tickets are R100 for adults and R50 for scholars per day.

There is also a day/night One Day Cup series match between the Warriors and ITEC Knights on Wednesday March 30 starting at 13:00.

“We look forward to welcoming back the Gqeberha fans and we certainly hope that they come in their numbers to enjoy the opportunity to watch world class cricket in a world class facility,” says Terence Primo, senior operations manager of the St George’s Park Cricket Stadium.

Stadium capacity has been increased from 2 000 to 7 500 by the relaxation of the restrictions.

“For cricket fans nothing beats the atmosphere of a stadium filled with fellow lovers of the game,” says Dr Mark Williams, acting chief executive officer of Eastern Province Cricket.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki said in a statement: “CSA is thrilled to receive this news, which greets us at the time when our domestic cricket is in full swing and while Bangladesh is currently on an inbound ODI and Test series tour”.

Pholetsi Moseki, Chief Executive Officer, Cricket South Africa on welcoming spectators for the Test series against Bangladesh, starting April 8

Photo Credit: LinkedIn profile photo of Pholetsi Moseki

Primo says the stadium immediately put into action its plans to host bigger crowds after the President’s announcement on Tuesday, March 22.

“Among the practical steps already taken have been to engage additional stadium security and to increase our safety plans accordingly.

“We are also bringing in additional food vendors and creating activations so that our spectators have a good and memorable St George’s experience,” he says.

All Covid-19 protocols will be observed, with spectators over 12 having to produce a vaccination certificate.

Tickets are available through Ticketpro.

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