Gary Kirsten to ride his first Epic for charity

The Absa Cape Epic race kicks off this weekend in Cape Town. For the first time, Gary Kirsten will be riding the Absa Cape Epic along with his Epic partner Michael Mol.

According to Kirsten the ride is in an effort to raise funds for the installation of cricket net facilities at various township schools under the Gary Kirsten Foundation.

Kirsten is a former South African cricketer and the World Cup winning coach of the Indian cricket team.

Talking to CapeTalk’s John Maytham, Kirsten says he is aiming to raise R90 000 per stage of the 700km challenge in order to install eight cricket nets at eight South African township schools.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

I am very excited about the job we are doing out there in the townships with regards to cricket

Gary Kirsten, Former South African cricketer

Hopefully we will be able to raise some money for the people who are interested in the game and want the game to continue growing

Gary Kirsten, Former South African cricketer

Everyone tells me 'this is going to be the hardest thing you have ever done in your life'

Gary Kirsten, Former South African cricketer

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