Players, pundits and fans react to huge demand for T20 World Cup final tickets
A huge demand for tickets saw fans queue from 6am on Saturday to secure their place in the stands to see the Proteas attempt to win their first-ever senior World Cup title.
South Africa’s thrilling win over England in the semi-final completed a remarkable turnaround for the team at the World Cup.
And star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp said she hoped that they had “forever changed women’s sport in South Africa."
Kapp was certainly not the only major figure in the sport to notice the huge demand for tickets, as excitement builds towards Sunday’s final.
And so it should be, let’s scream from the rooftops tomorrow. https://t.co/jEc9AKCLUW— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) February 25, 2023
My phone hasn’t stopped buzzing since last night. Has women’s sport in South Africa been on a bigger high? For all the work done over the years to elevate women’s sport, this is a victory for each and every individual who has played their part 🇿🇦❤️#MomentumProteas #TurnItUp— Kass Naidoo (@KassNaidoo) February 25, 2023
The queue outside Newlands— Natalie Germanos 🏏 (@NatalieGermanos) February 25, 2023
This is for a women’s match
My heart ❤️ is full https://t.co/zvjt1Jc32O
South Africa's women are attempting to make history at Newlands, and have received big support from the men's team ahead of the huge match against Australia.
Sunday's ICC Women's T20 World Cup final is scheduled to start at 3pm local time.