South Africans Crashes out of Icc Champions Trophy – Perhaps a Few of Our Own Staff Could Have Been Reinforcements?
South Africa’s national cricket team, the Proteas, were illuminated from the ICC Champions Trophy after a heavy defeat to India by 8 wickets with 12 overs to spare. The fact that both teams needed to win the Pool B clash meant that the game turned into a “quarter-final” of sorts.
The Proteas were all out for a mere 191 runs, and India easily achieved the meagre target of 192, without breaking much of a sweat. India went on to make the final of the ICC Champions Trophy but was convincingly beaten by the newly crowned champions Pakistan. The display by Pakistan has been dubbed as a “true display of BMT” (big match temperament) by Calvin Kammeraat, eDeafs very own IT guru, who also happens to be the South African National Deaf cricket team manager.
Calvin was not the only eDeaf staff member to be awarded a Certificate of Recognition of Achievement” at the recent Gauteng Cricket Board awards evening. Sivesh Poonsamy and Andre Chetty were also awarded and recognised for their achievements and selection to the national squad. Andre, Sivesh and Calvin all expressed their gratitude to being involved with their cricket careers and were humble in their re-selection to the National squad.
These three, along with Joseph Ndlovu were all members of the Gauteng Deaf cricket team who were unbeaten over the past two seasons, setting a new record within the league for the most consecutive wins.
The entire team here at eDeaf wish to congratulate all involved, as well as the best of luck in their upcoming season. We hope that they are able to extend their unbeaten record!