It is rolled out by Open Streets Cape Town, a non-profit organization that seeks to build shared places that embody respect for all and help bridge the social and spatial divides of the Mother City.
The temporary closure of a portion of Voortrekker Road and Kruskal Avenue will enable residents and visitors to explore and experience their streets differently.
Nabeal Dien, Western Cape Cricket (Pty) Ltd CEO said: “We eagerly embrace this invitation to share Voortrekker Road with some of our fans in the Northern Suburbs as part of our community outreach efforts.
“It is such a privilege to take the game to the streets and to show-case our passion for cricket.
“The streets form part of our cricketing heritage. That is where the game started for many of our top-players like Vernon Philander, JP Duminy and Omphile Ramela, who took their first steps as amateur players on the street and rose to international stardom.
“Engaging with an audience of cricket-loving fans, and with kids who might be lured to the game through witnessing the passion and skills of the Cape Cobras’ players, form part of our incentive to broaden the appeal of the game.
“We hope to grow our partnership with Open Streets in future.”
Marcela Guerrero Casas, managing Director of Open Streets Cape Town said: “The Open Streets program aims to help connect different communities, support local businesses and expose people to healthy and creative ways of using streets as public space for recreation.
“We are so excited that the Cape Cobras will be joining us and will be using Voortrekker Road as a cricket pitch. It demonstrates the inherent potential streets and public spaces have for unlocking community value.”
We welcome the public and media to come and join the Cape Cobras, the Champions Within. After 10:30, the Cape Cobras’ Sunfoil Series Captain, Omphile Ramela will address the fans and guests, so be sure not to miss this event!
Open Streets Bellville will take place from 9h00 to 14h00 on Sunday 4 October 2015.