PCA Masters Side Announced — 24/07/2003
The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) has unveiled its PCA Masters team that will take on South Africa on 6th August at the Shenley Cricket Centre, Hertfordshire. Start time is 2pm.
Master XI v South Africa
Allan Donald (Capt)
Warren Hegg (Wkt)
Aravinda de Silva
Jefferson and Napier are England Academy players whose selection represents an opportunity to shine against the South Africans.
Barbarians Of Cricket
"The Masters are going to become the Barbarians of cricket," said Richard Bevan, group chief executive of the PCA. "The team brings together some of the best players in the world and then asks them to entertain. It is very rare that so many famous names from the sport are gathered on the same pitch so we're expecting a tremendous match."
The PCA Masters game will be a fast-flowing version of the traditional one-day format with both sides bating twice and each innings limited to 20 overs.
Tickets for the event are available from Ticketzone on 08705 321 321 or on the gate on the day - cost £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s and OAPs. Corporate hospitality packages are also available at £99 per person plus VAT and anyone interested should call Lee Atkins at the PCA on 0207 544 8670.