19 Dec 2012

Ticket sales good for Black Caps-Proteas series

12:19 pm on 19 December 2012

It may have been suggested that a lot of people wouldn't pay to watch the Black Caps, but by all accounts ticket sales are good for the upcoming Twenty20 cricket series between South Africa and New Zealand.

It was reported earlier this month that South Africa's assistant coach Craig Matthews said he wouldn't pay money to see New Zealand play without Ross Taylor and Daniel Vettori, while Cricket South Africa had said no Taylor or Vettori is bad news for marketing of the tour.

Since then Cricket South Africa distanced itself from the alleged comments.

Cricket South Africa is reporting that tickets are selling fast for the three-match series, which starts in Durban on Saturday morning.

It is understood the locals are keen to see the Proteas in action after their recent test series win in Australia.

The Black Caps opened their tour Wednesday morning with a 24-run Twenty20 warmup victory over South Africa A in Pietermaritzburg.