October 14, 2002

Buffalo Park and North West Stadium granted Test venue status

UCBSA Media Release

Two South African venues have been granted new Test Match status by the ICC this summer and, when Bangladesh play the first Castle Lager/MTN Test match at Buffalo Park, East London, from the 18th of October, that ground becomes the seventh venue in this country with current ICC Test Match status. The North West Cricket Stadium in Potchefstroom achieves the same status a week later.

South African Grounds with ICC Test Match status:

Buffalo Park, (East London),
Goodyear Park, (Bloemfontein),
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, (Durban),
Newlands, (Cape Town),
North West Cricket Stadium, (Potchefstroom),
St George's Park, (Port Elizabeth),
SuperSport Park, (Centurion),
The Wanderers Stadium, (Johannesburg),

By the end of this summer of cricket, 11 venues in South Africa will have hosted Test matches. They are:

Buffalo Park, (East London),
Ellis Park, (Johannesburg),
Goodyear Park, (Bloemfontein),
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, (Durban),
Lord's (Durban),
Newlands, (Cape Town),
North West Cricket Stadium, (Potchefstroom),
St George's Park, (Port Elizabeth),
SuperSport Park, (Centurion),
The old Wanderers (Ground, Johannesburg),
The new Wanderers (Stadium, Johannesburg),