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 while the Sunfoil Dolphins take on The Unlimited Titans in the third match scheduled for 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 and terms and conditions for the Catch a Million competition can be found on www.cricket.co.za while tickets are available through www.ticketpro.co.za