Central South African radio station, OFM, has clinched a multimillion-rand deal with the regional cricket franchise, VKB Knights. The team represents both the Free State and the Northern Cape in first-class, A List, and T20 cricket.
OFM station general manager, Nick Efstathiou, said in a statement the team will now be publicised during interviews and features on the Big Breakfast for the remainder of the 2019 season.
He said there will also be a special weekly feature, Knight Time, to share team news, events, results and information on upcoming matches. “OFM is proud to be associated with the VKB Knights – our cricket team representing Central South Africa in domestic competitions. We want to play our part in making these players household names and bringing families back to the cricket.”
He added that cricket and Knights fans will be the first to grasp the team news and encouraged fans to rally behind the team. The station will also do all it can to show support for the team. The Knights got their campaign underway on Sunday in an Momentum One-Cup match against the Titans at Supersport Park in Centurion.
Their first home game in this competition will be on the 19th of February at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein against the Cape Cobras. Their first match in the CSA T20 Challenge will be against the Dolphins on the 6th of April at Kingsmead in Durban, with the first game in the competition being against the Warriors on the 10th of April at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. “What better way for a family to spend time than being at the field on game day, sharing a boerie and cheering on our boys,” Efstathiou concluded. – Lucky Nkuyane