The name Basil D Oliveira stands for both excellence on the cricket field as well as the highest levels of sportsmanship. The world-at-large acknowledges that he was the irreversible catalyst for change in South African sport and cricket in particular.
The hitherto abnormal and established order of cricket in the then South Africa was strongly challenged after the cancelled England tour of 1968-69 and Basil’s role in creating the pleasing cricket atmosphere, that we as South Africans enjoy today cannot be underestimated.
It is for this reason that Basil’s name is fittingly inscribed on the trophy for all Test match series between England and South Africa and we are naturally proud that we have held this trophy for an extended period since 2008.
If ever there was any doubt of Basil’s contribution to cricket and sport at large, then going forward, these legacy projects will derive real benefit and value to cricket and the communities which the sport serves.
We are striving towards creating a long-term sustainability for this project by activating for years to come when this Test Series takes place.
The Test at PPC Newlands over New Year is one of the world’s iconic events in Test match cricket and this Gala Dinner Banquet and Cricket Day Experience will be a wonderful meeting place for cricket and its friends to welcome in the New Year.
The Gala Dinner will take place at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Entertainment Complex on 7th January and the Youth Cricket Experience Day will take place at the home of Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club, Elfindale (the area alongside Princess Vlei) on 8th January 2016.
We are humbled by the support of the D Oliveira Family, Cricket South Africa, Department of Sport & Culture, City of Cape Town, GrandWest Entertainment, Quality Beverages with their lead brand Jive, Independent Media, SuperSport, and Patrons of Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club, 44 Ten Media and Harry Johnson.
For further information and sponsorship opportunities for the project visit the websites and social media pages of Western Province Cricket Association and Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club.
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Natasha Petersen – Project Working Committee Member
On behalf of Western Province Cricket Association and Jive Saint Augustine Cricket Club
Mobile: +27 82 302 9391
Nabeal Dien – CEO WPCA
Office: +27 21 657 2015
Ashraf Allie – Project Working Committee Member
Mobile: +27 82 442 7920