Sports News 12:30
BULLETIN SPORTS NEWS 21 November 12:30 pm
Good day, let’s look at the latest sports news and scores:
# Cricket: The final of the second season of the SA20 will be played at Newlands in Cape Town on the tenth of February. Sunrisers Eastern Cape will begin their title defence against Joburg Super Kings at St George’s Park in Gqeberha a month earlier, with a total of 33 matches to be played. Newlands will also play host to the first qualifier, while the Wanderers in Johannesburg will host the two back-to-back knockout matches – the eliminator and the second qualifier.
And in more Cricket news, Quinton de Kock is the lone South African in the World Cup Eleven named by the International Cricket Council after the conclusion of the tournament. He contributed 594 runs, including four centuries. Proteas quick bowler Gerald Coetzee was named twelfth man. There are six players from hosts India, who lost to Australia in the final: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. The others are Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell from Australia, Daryl Mitchell from New Zealand and Dilshan Madushanka of Sri Lanka.
# Golf: Double PGA Tour champion Erik van Rooyen and Major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel lead a strong field for the Alfred Dunhill Championship next month. The field boasts the winners of eight of the last nine editions of the tournament, including Schwartzel who has won a record four times. Ockie Strydom will attempt to become only the third player in Alfred Dunhill Championship history to successfully defend his title. The tournament will be from the seventh to the tenth of next month at the Leopard Creek Country Club in Mpumalanga.
# Rugby: Welsh Rugby Union chairperson Richard Collier-Keywood has promised the governing body will produce an overarching strategy next year. This follows an independent review that found aspects of the union’s culture were sexist, misogynistic, racist and homophobic and not properly challenged. The report also said the WRU environment had elements of bullying and discrimination. Collier-Keywood told BBC that they need to be really clear on what is acceptable going forward in the organisation:
# And finally: South African Bone Marrow Registry ambassador Christine Roos has conquered the gruelling 33-kilometer False Bay crossing, dubbed the Everest of Cape Swims. Yesterday she braved the icy waters between Millers Point and Rooi Els and pushed through jellyfish stings, exhaustion and pain to complete the swim. Roos did this to raise at least 50-thousand-rand towards the registry’s Patient Assistance Programme. She says this swim was nothing compared to what patients and their families have to endure to find a matching donor as a result of a life-threatening blood disorder.
Stay tuned for more news………….