Ramaphosa wishes Proteas well for T20 World Cup final

Another public holiday loading for Mzansi? President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the country’s national cricket team, Proteas, well for the T20 World Cup final.

The Proteas will play against India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final in Barbados on Saturday, June 29. 


The Proteas made history on Thursday by reaching the final of a senior ICC World Cup tournament for the first time following their inspired nine-wicket semi-final victory over Afghanistan at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago.

Following the victory, Ramaphosa took to X (formerly Twitter) to wish the Proteas well on behalf of all South Africans.

“We look forward to seeing your Final tenacity, talent with bat and ball, and our beautiful flag on display in the Kensington Oval Stadium.

“And, of course, we’re looking forward to hosting another championship team and trophy at the Union Buildings,” he wrote. 


Meanwhile, SuperSport and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have confirmed that the public broadcaster will televise the ICC T20 World Cup final live.

SuperSport will broadcast the T20 World Cup final live on SS Grandstand (channel 201), SuperSport Cricket (channel 212) as well as SuperSport Variety 4 (channel 209).This channel is available to DStv customers, including those on DStv Compact to DStv Access packages.

In addition, viewers will experience an hour’s special build-up before the start of the match.

SuperSport CEO Rendani Ramovha they are pleased that an agreement has been reached with the SABC.

“The Proteas final against India today will be followed in July with the double defending Rugby World Cup champions, the Springboks, taking on Europe’s top side, Ireland, in two home tests,” she said.

Proteas squad in New York. Image: Supplied

SABC CEO Nomsa Chabeli stated that the public broadcaster has a pivotal role to inspire and build national pride and patriotism amongst citizens, and this agreement is one of the many initiatives that the organisation has been working hard on to ensure that citizens participate in major historic country moments.

“We are thrilled that our audiences will be part of the Proteas’ momentous occasion during the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup final match. The SABC’s broadcast will start from 15:30 on SABC 2 and our radio stations will carry the updates.”

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