KZN Cricket & Sahara part ways – Featured Durban Blog

KZN Cricket & Sahara part ways: Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union and IT distributors Sahara have mutually agreed to part ways with immediate effect following a 13-year-long relationship. The IT company has held the naming rights to the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium since 2005, and had 18 months left on their current contract, which was scheduled to come to an end in August 2019, before both parties agreed to terminate the stadium naming rights contract immediately. “As the KZN cricket community we would like to thank Sahara for … [Read more...]

International Cricket Comes to Umlazi – Featured Durban Blog

International Cricket Comes to Umlazi: International cricket came to Umlazi for possibly the first time yesterday, when The Occidental Cricketers visited the township to play a social game against Umlazi Cricket Club at the latter’s home ground at Umlazi Com Tech School. The Occidental Cricketers is a team made up of cricketers from New Zealand, Australia, England, Canada, the United States of America and Trinidad and Tobago. It is the brain child of New Zealander, Jim Morrison, who harboured a dream to go to India to play cricket. When he … [Read more...]

Twins’ Lives Turned Around by Cricket and Gela Productions – Featured Durban Blog

Twins’ Lives Turned Around by Cricket and Gela Productions: Life has never been easy for 15-year-old twins Thulani and Thuthukani Chiliza. For years, they lived in a shack on a steep bank near a railway track in Umlazi, with their mother Cindy. Then, in May 2016, heavy rains wreaked havoc in their lives, washing away their home and everything else they owned. The twins and their mother sought refuge at a community centre in the township, sharing a single room with over fifty other people for several months. Through all the turbulence, one … [Read more...]

KZN Cricket congratulate Jones & Mokgakane on SA Under 19 selection – Featured Durban Blog

KZN Cricket congratulate Jones & Mokgakane on SA Under 19 selection: Durban – Two of KwaZulu-Natal’s most exciting young cricketers, Fraser Jones and Andile Mokgakane, have been selected for the South African Under 19 team to travel to New Zealand for the ICC Under 19 World Cup starting next month. The pair have both been involved in the recent tri-series triumph over England and Namibia, and have played vital roles in the squads success since they were selected for the Under 19 side to play against the West Indies in July this … [Read more...]