Local cricket fans are in for a major treat with the announcement that the hugely popular Catch a Million competition will now offer every South African fan the opportunity to win their share of R1-Million by successfully completing a clean one-handed catch at any televised RAM SLAM T20 Challenge match across the country.
Fans in the Cape will get the first opportunity to have a go in the Catch a Million competition this weekend when the RAM SLAM gets underway at PPC Newlands with a Double-Header on Sunday and a third match scheduled on the same day at SuperSport Park.
In another major development for the competition, the prize pool for this season’s event has increased by over 200%.
“The RAM SLAM is getting bigger each season and this year we have increased the total prize money pool to R4- million,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.
“With International T20 Stars like Kevin Pietersen, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell lining up alongside our South African stars like David Miller, Quinton de Kock and Farhaan Behardien, I expect another high-class competition this year.
“I’m also excited that the RAM SLAM event will again be watched on the Asian sub-continent through the Sony Six broadcast. Cricket fans in the USA can watch the RAM SLAM on Willow TV while Sky Sports in the UK have agreed to televise the play-off and final match.
“I must thank our sponsor, RAM Hand-to-Hand Couriers, and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) for their extra financial contributions to grow the RAM SLAM and also our broadcast partners in helping us to reach global audiences,” added Lorgat.
The winning team will bag the R2,7-m first prize while the runners-up will take home R1,3-m.
Joint MD of RAM, David Lazarus also had reason to be excited. “Cricket has been good to us and we’re delighted to play our part in a fantastic T20 competition that has become one of the most recognizable T20 tournaments in the world,” commented Lazarus.
“We’ve added more off the field thrills for the fans and we hope that together with the popular Catch A Million Competition the fans will once again enjoy the matches in stadia. Opening up the Catch A Million to all ages in a responsible manner is another way in which we want to encourage every fan to get into the spirit of the RAM SLAM competition,” explained Lazarus.
The RAM SLAM will be played between 01 November 2015 and 12 December 2015.
This season’s competition will also feature three Double-Header weekends starting with the opening double-header at PPC Newlands on 01 November 2015. The second double-header will be played at SuperSport Park on 15 November 2015, and the third double-header is scheduled for St George’s Park on 28 November 2015.
Terms and conditions for the Catch a Million competition can be found on www.cricket.co.za
Tickets for the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge are available through www.ticketpro.co.za
There will also be a fan launch of the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge at the V & A Waterfront Amphitheatre in Cape Town on Saturday, 31 October 2015, from 11h00. Fans are encouraged to attend as there will be a signing session and fantastic giveaways.
1 Warriors v VKB Knights PPC Newlands, Cape Town 12:00
1 The Unlimited Titans v Sunfoil Dolphins, SuperSport Park, Centurion 15:30
1 Cape Cobras v bizhub Highveld Lions, PPC Newlands, Cape Town 16:00
4 Sunfoil Dolphins v bizhub Highveld Lions, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 18:00
6 Cape Cobras v Warriors, Boland Park, Paarl 18:00
6 VKB Knights v Sunfoil Dolphins, Diamond Oval, Kimberley 18:00
6 bizhub Highveld Lions v The Unlimited Titans, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 18:00
8 Sunfoil Dolphins v Warriors, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 14:30
8 The Unlimited Titans v Cape Cobras, SuperSport Park, Centurion 14:30
11 VKB Knights v Cape Cobras, Diamond Oval, Kimberley 18:00
13 Warriors v bizhub Highveld Lions, St George`s Park, Port Elizabeth 18:00
13 VKB Knights v The Unlimited Titans, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein 18:00
15 Cape Cobras v Sunfoil Dolphins, SuperSport Park, Centurion 12:00
15 VKB Knights v bizhub Highveld Lions, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein 14:30
15 The Unlimited Titans v Warriors, SuperSport Park, Centurion 16:00
18 Sunfoil Dolphins v The Unlimited Titans, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 18:00
20 Cape Cobras v The Unlimited Titans, PPC Newlands, Cape Town 18:00
20 Warriors v Sunfoil Dolphins, Buffalo Park, East London 18:00
22 Cape Cobras v VKB Knights, Boland Park, Paarl 12:00
22 bizhub Highveld Lions v Sunfoil Dolphins, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 16:00
25 bizhub Highveld Lions v VKB Knights, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 18:00
28 Sunfoil Dolphins v VKB Knights, St George`s Park, Port Elizabeth 14:00
28 Warriors v The Unlimited Titans, St George`s Park, Port Elizabeth 18:00
29 bizhub Highveld Lions v Cape Cobras, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 14:30
2 Warriors v Cape Cobras, Buffalo Park, East London 18:00
4 Sunfoil Dolphins v Cape Cobras, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 18:00
4 VKB Knights v Warriors, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein 18:00
4 The Unlimited Titans v bizhub Highveld Lions, Sahara Park Willowmoore, Benoni 18:00
6 The Unlimited Titans v VKB Knights, Sahara Park Willowmoore, Benoni 12:00
6 bizhub Highveld Lions v Warriors, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 16:00
9 2nd Place Qualifier v 3rd Place Qualifier TBA 18:00
10 2nd Place Qualifier v 3rd Place Qualifier TBA 18:00 (Reserve Day)
12 1st Place Qualifier v 2nd/3rd Place Qualifier TBA 18:00 (Final)
13 1st Place Qualifier v 2nd/3rd Place Qualifier T20 TBA 14:30 (Reserve Day)