School cricketers will be able to watch some of the game’s biggest superstars live in action from close quarters during the ICC World T20 warm-up matches at the Wankhede Stadium. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to send them free passes of the three warm-up games, which also includes the India versus South Africa tie.
The Wankhede Stadium will host New Zealand vs Sri Lanka in a warm-up tie on March 10. New Zealand will then clash against England on March 12, which will be followed by the big-ticket clash between MS Dhoni’s Indian team and Faf du Plessis’ South Africa on the same day.
“The MCA has decided to send free passes to 16 schools participating in the Harris Shield and Giles Shield for the warm-up matches. Whether the passes will be 11 or 15 per school will be decided by the office-bearers on Tuesday,” MCA’s Joint Honorary Secretary Dr Unmesh Khanvilkar told mid-day yesterday.