No Loadshedding Relief for Stadiums Hosting Critical and Lucrative SA20

No Loadshedding Relief for Stadiums Hosting Critical and Lucrative SA20

  • It appears that only the privileged don't have to worry about load shedding in South Africa
  • It has emerged that all the stadiums hosting the SA20 cricket tournament are not exempt from planned power cuts
  • Thankfully, the venues are already load shedding proof with their independent power source

It does not really matter who you are - unless you are seriously connected - when it comes to load shedding.

It turns out the much-anticipated SA20 tournament will not be exempt from it, with all the venues hosting matches for this critical tournament set to experience it like everyone else.

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Stadiums hosting SA20 matches are not exempt from loadshedding. Image source: Getty Images.
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According to SA Cricket Magazine, certain sports events have been relieved from loadshedding by failed power utility Eskom during the worst power cuts in the country's history. However, this won't be the case in a competition that is crucial to the survival of local cricket financially.

Thankfully, the six stadiums that will host matches during the SA20 have their own backup power sources. ESPNCricinfo reported that each stadium could fork out up to R2 million each, painfully out of the venues' pockets.

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