Kallis set for Newlands tribute

Western Province Cricket are preparing to honour Jacques Kallis at Newlands this weekend.

Legendary Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - A special tribute will be paid to retired Proteas Test legend Jacques Kallis during the third and final Test between the Proteas and Australia at Newlands in Cape Town.

The veteran all-rounder announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of 2013.

Kallis will be celebrated at his home ground this week.

There will be a handover of some sort to Kallis on Saturday.

Western Province Cricket CEO Andre Odendaal says Kallis will give the traditional New Year's address on Sunday.

"We're having our 10th annual New Year's address. Obviously, we couldn't have it when the India Test was cancelled. Every year we get a special guest speaker to come and talk."

Odendaal added that a host of former Western Province and Cobras players will be present at Newlands this weekend.

"We're getting a lovely line-up of speakers. Jacques will be the special guest and we're also inviting 200 former Western Province and Cobras players."