Cape Town is going through drought    Getty Images
Cape Town is going through drought Getty Images

Cape Town is on the verge of becoming the first metropolitan city to go waterless. For months the city has seen scarcity of water and now faces drought. Seeing this, the Western Province Cricket Association have called off all school and club cricketing fixtures for the remainder of the season.

In a report published by cricbuzz, Nabeal Dien, CEO WPCA, said: “The spirit of cooperation and good-will was evident at the meeting. “This drought is immense and we are aware that the cancellation may impact negatively on the game at grass roots level. Yet we are also aware about the lack of water and day zero presenting an existential crisis which we want to address in association with the City and its people in a thoughtful manner.”

The municipal authorities have handed out guidelines to follow. They have categorically mentioned that no water will be allowed for irrigation of gardens, vegetables, agricultural crops, sport fields, golf courses and other open spaces.

The WPCA is in a conundrum as it is supposed to host Australia in March.