All set for Proteas’ ODI against Pakistan in Bay

Alvin Reeves

PREPARATIONS have been stepped up a gear ahead of the second Momentum one-day international cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at Axxess St George’s on Wednesday.

Head groundsman Adrian Carter says he is well ahead of schedule and hoping for a surface which will produce both runs and wickets.

“The highlight of the season is when our facilities are showcased around the world – it is always good to showcase Port Elizabeth and Axxess St George’s as a world-class sporting venue,” Carter said.

“The long-term weather forecast looks good and I can’t foresee any obstacles. This is the same pitch that the Warriors played on against the Dolphins, which was a high-scoring match, so I am looking forward to a good contest on Wednesday.”

Fans wanting to catch an early glimpse of their heroes can do so at two net sessions set for tomorrow. The Proteas will train between 9am and noon and the Pakistanis from 2-5pm. South Africa will not train today.

The gates will open at 8am and fans may not bring the following into the ground: alcohol, glass containers of any kind, gas braais, beach umbrellas, weapons and reclining deckchairs with footstools.

Unreserved ticket prices start at R100 for pupils and pensioners and R150 for adults. Reserved seats will cost R200 (terrace level) and R220 (top tier and Long Room). Hospitality tickets which include drinks and catering cost R1600 (suites) and R1500 (Bojangles).

The ticket office at the ground will be open during office hours from today and tickets can also be bought on or at any Postnet outlet. For more information call (041)585-1646.

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