3TeamCricket: New format launches in South Africa

AB de Villiers played 114 Tests, 228 one-day internationals and 78 Twenty20s for South Africa

Three teams playing in the same match, eight players per side and some international stars – a new cricket format will make its debut in South Africa this month.

Welcome to 3TeamCricket, which will be the first live sporting event in South Africa since the nation went into coronavirus lockdown in March.

Three teams will compete for the Solidarity Cup at Centurion Park in Gauteng on 27 June to help raise funds for those involved in cricket who have suffered during the pandemic.

The Eagles are led by ex-South Africa captain AB de Villiers, pace bowler Kagiso Rabada will captain the Kingfishers and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock takes charge of the Kites.

What are the rules?

The full rules can be found on the 3TeamCricket website