The Chevrolet Calypso Cricket tournament, which forms part of this year’s MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival, is set to bring a true Caribbean vibe to Hobie Beach this Easter weekend.

Six teams consisting of a mixture of social and professional cricketers will take to the sand to vie for the title in a round-robin format event from Friday to Sunday. Teams will be divided into two groups of three, with the top one in each qualifying for the final.

According to Paul Colyer, project coordinator from Hit the Gap, the beach cricket competition will be played according to official Action Cricket rules. “Each team consists of seven players and each match will last approximately an hour.”

After the final, a celebrity match will take place between the EP women’s cricket team and a team consisting of Warrior players and members of the media.

Although final team lists have not yet been released, names like Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Warriors), Corbyn Dolley (Warriors), Daron Mann (Algoa FM) and Michelle du Preez (EP Cricket) are likely participants.

Colyer says there will also be World of Cricket and World of Soccer interactive zones for the public from Friday to Sunday.

The 20th edition of the festival gets underway with the Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Ski Classic at 10am tomorrow and concludes on Easter Monday with the Mango Groove concert at 2pm.

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