The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture welcomes the News that South Africa will host the 50-Over Odi Cricket World Cup in 2027

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16 Nov 2021

Earlier today we woke up to the pleasant news that South Africa will host the 50-over ODI Cricket World Cup in 2027. The event will be hosted jointly with Zimbabwe and Namibia, thus making it a truly Southern African masterpiece.

It was only in May 2021 at a joint press conference announcing the details of a new governance model by the CSA Interim Board and Members Council, when the then Acting President, Mr Rihan Richards, alluded to the possibility of CSA welcoming the global cricket community to our shores.

On hearing the news, Minister Mthethwa remarked, “We readily welcome the announcement which will help put some sugar around the pill, following the untimely exit of our national men’s team from the recent T20 World Cup hosted in the UAE earlier this month. The news, coming at the back of positive performances by members of the womens national cricket team at the 2021 Big Bash League hosted by Australia, helps project a positive outlook for South African cricket.”

Additionally, Minister Mthethwa has taken immense pride not only in SA Rugby’s winning streak on their current tour of Europe but also at their galant efforts in reclaiming top spot in world rugby.

As President Mandela often commented, sport has the power to foster nation-building and engender camaraderie amongst citizens.

Ms Masechaba Khumalo: Spokesperson (Minister)
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