“It is awesome to see youth cricket getting the exposure it deserves,” he said. “Our kids are the future and we need to look after them to the best of our ability.”
The tournament has been expanded to include 40 teams ranging from under-11s to under-15s.
The ethos of the tournament is to produce inclusive social cohesion, and give players a sense of cricket heritage.
“We will have just over 600 youth playing the game of cricket over the four days,” Awqaf SA deputy chief executive Mickaeel Collier explained.