In a first for a national sporting federation in South Africa, Cricket South Africa and Uber have signed an agreement that will see cricket fans being able to make distinctive use of the Uber service to and from Proteas home matches for the upcoming international season.

The Uber service will be available for matches played in Gauteng (Bidvest Wanders Stadium and SuperSport Park), Western Cape (PPC Newlands), Eastern Cape (St Georges Park) and Kwa-Zulu Natal (Sahara Stadium Kingsmead).

The service will commence with the first Sunfoil Test match against England in Durban on Saturday and will conclude at the end of the 3rd KFC T20 International against Australia in Cape Town in March next year.

“We are always looking at new ways to enhance the experience of our fans and stakeholders,” said CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.

“Fan and stakeholder research plays a big part in our planning and with parking and traffic related issues being identified as one of the key challenges at stadiums around the country, we needed to find a solution.

“I’m grateful to Uber for responding to our challenge and look forward to our fans making use of Uber’s special services to enjoy every Proteas match,” concluded Lorgat.

Uber will provide a 10% discount to all fans making use of Uber to and from every cricket match – unique discount codes to activate the discounts will be provided via email, sms and on social media.

In addition, those who have not yet used Uber will receive, up to the value of R100, a free first ride in any city in South Africa where Uber operates. To redeem this first time free ride simply download the Uber application and enter the promotional code, CRICKETSA.

Alon Lits General Manager for Uber, Sub-Saharan Africa says “This is the first partnership of its kind in South Africa and we are excited to be partnering with Cricket South Africa. The Proteas and the game of cricket are much loved by all South African’s and we are proud to offer cricket fans safe and reliable rides to and from stadiums across the country.”

Fans will benefit from a dedicated drop off and pick up area at stadiums, making access easier in and out of stadiums.