- Proteas legend JP Duminy announced his retirement from all forms of cricket last month
- However, the sporting icon will return to the field, along with former greats Meyrick Pringle and Brett Schultz
- The men will participate in the Sasfin Cape Town Sixes, which aims to raise money for charity
Many cricket fans were saddened when Proteas legend JP Duminy called it quits on his career.
Last month, Duminy decided to retire from all forms of the game, but will soon make an exciting return.
This weekend, Duminy will return to the field of play, along with former greats Meyrick Pringle and Brett Schultz, as they participate in the Sasfin Cape Town Sixes tournament.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the tournament is the biggest sixes tournament in Africa and will take place at The Western Province Cricket Club.
Cricketing fans can look forward to watching Duminy bat on Saturday and Sunday will see the eagerly anticipated encounter between the ’SA Legends XI’ and ’Sasfin Hit Poverty For A Six Celebrities’ teams.
The three sports stars are ambassadors for the tournament, but will also be hosting coaching clinics for previously disadvantaged players from Masimphumelele in Noordhoek, Cape Town.
The tournament's purpose is to raise money for underprivileged children.
Ryan Christian, #HitPovertyForASix Founder, explains:
"It excites me that in all the work we're doing, we are always just one ball or one stroke away from discovering a cricket legend in the making. The initiative brings previously disadvantaged young players to the festival for coaching and net sessions in the hope that they'll be discovered. Post the festival the search continues, with the legends giving up the time for more coaching clinics around the country. In addition, development teams play in all sporting codes of the tournament."
Duminy touched on his passion for the game and his motivation:
“There are so many kids out there that need our help, to create opportunities and make better choices. Sport has the power to open doors and teach them important life skills - working as a team, respect for others, giving your best in a particular skill, the ability to bounce back from defeat, and more.”
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