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2017-12-13 06:02
Bowlers like these will be participating in the Coca-Cola U19 Khaya Majola Cricket Week from 17-21 December.Photo: Supplied

Bowlers like these will be participating in the Coca-Cola U19 Khaya Majola Cricket Week from 17-21 December.Photo: Supplied

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Over 200 top young players from around the country and neighbouring country Namibia, will battle it out in the upcoming action-packed Coca-Cola U19 Khaya Majola Cricket Week from 17-21 December 2017. The is where South Africa’s future cricket heroes are made.

The tournament, which is synonymous in showcasing the best in the country’s, up and coming, youth cricket talent, is lauded for having produced more than 80 Proteas since South Africa’s readmission into the international cricket arena.

The tournament also promises the return of recently capped Protea, Wiaan Mulder, who was in captained Gauteng 2016 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week, for a third year in a row.

Allrounder Mulder is reported to have been promoted to franchise cricket and played his maiden game for the bizhub Highveld Lions.

Following a brilliant 2016 cricket season, Mulder was chosen to lead the SA Schools team as they took on the SA Colts team during the annual Cubs Week tournament.

This year proved to be a breakthrough year for the 19-year-old as he was selected to captain the Coca-Cola u19 team in matches against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, played in the SA A side and also made his debut for the Proteas in an ODI match against Bangladesh.

Coca-Cola Africa’s Senior Communications Manager, Brand Experience Phindile Phiri was quoted in a statement from Intune Communications, expressing pride in the initiative for the past 39 years.

“It is great to see players like Wiaan Mulder, who played in the tournament a year ago, be part of the Proteas setup. The Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week is a platform for identifying the best in youth cricket. We look forward to seeing more talent being unearthed at this year’s tournament,” Phiri was quoted.

At this year’s Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week, standout players with the prestigious Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award will be recognised once more.

“The Coca-Cola Hero of the Day is not necessarily the best player on the field, but the player that really stood out during the match. He could be the wicketkeeper who made an amazing dive catch, a tail-ender who smashed a reverse sweep for six to win the match or even the player showing sportsmanship and embodying the spirit of the gentleman’s game,” elaborated the statement.

CSA General Manager: Cricket, Corrie van Zyl was quoted saying: “The aim of the CSA Pipeline is for CSA to be the best cricket playing nation in the world and to achieve this, each level of the pipeline needs to play its strategic part.

“Schools cricket has always been the backbone of the pipeline and it is important that this remains the case.”

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