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Khayelitsha under-13 cricketers off to UK to watch Cricket World Cup

10 June 2019 9:06 AM
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Former Proteas coach, Gary Kirsten chats about the initiative which will provide an amazing opportunity to these youngsters.

Former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten chats about taking a group of under-13 cricketers from Khayelitsha overseas to watch the Cricket World Cup.

It's crazy to believe this is the week we are leaving.

Gary Kirsten, Former Proteas coach

Kirsten says it has been something of a bureaucratic process getting all the unabridged birth certificates sorted in order for the passports to be completed.

We just half nervously waiting for the UK visas but we are assured those will be good to go.

Gary Kirsten, Former Proteas coach

We have 13 kids from Khayelitsha heading off to the World Cup. It is an amazing story and I am so chuffed it has come off.

Gary Kirsten, Former Proteas coach

Shoprite marketing general manager Willie Pieters joins Kieno and says the group will sponsor first aid kits, basic medicines for the group, and 20 toiletry packs including toothbrushes, toothpaste, and sunscreen.

Listen to the inspirational interviews below:


10 June 2019 9:06 AM
Tags:
Khayelitsha
Cricket
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
cricket youth

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