Cricket South Africa confirmed today that Trisha Chetty and Shabnim Ismail will no longer be touring the West Indies with the Proteas Women.
Chetty suffered a disc protrusion on her lower back and has been ruled out of the three-match ODI and five-match T20 tour, while Ismail has pulled out due to family responsibility after her father fell gravely ill.
Chetty’s place will be filled by 19-year-old Faye Tunnicliffe, but the selectors have opted not to replace Ismail. The Western Province wicketkeeper-batter joins fellow Powerade National Academy graduates Tumi Sekhukhune, Robyn Searle and Saarah Smith on the list of fresh faces added to the national side.
The team departs for the West Indies today on British Airways flight BA54 from OR Tambo International at 9:10pm.
Proteas squad to West Indies
Dané van Niekerk (captain, Eastern Province)
Chloe Tryon (vice-captain, KwaZulu-Natal Coastal)
Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province)
Lizelle Lee (North West)
Suné Luus (Northerns)
Mignon du Preez (Northerns)
Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province)
Raisibe Ntozakhe (Gauteng)
Masabata Klaas (North West)
Zintle Mali (Border)
Faye Tunnicliffe (Western Province)
Robyn Searle (Gauteng)
Tumi Sekhukhune (Easterns)
Saarah Smith (Western Province).
Hilton Moreeng (Head Coach)
Salieg Nackerdien (Assistant Coach)
Sedibu Mohlaba (Manager)
Abram Ramoadi (Performance Analyst)
Russell Clarke (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
Molebatsi Theletsane (Physiotherapist)
Sipokazi Sokanyile (Media Liaison).
Sunday, 16 September: 1st IWC ODI – Kensington Oval
Wednesday, 19 September: 2nd IWC ODI – Kensington Oval
Saturday, 22 September: 3rd IWC ODI – Kensington Oval
Monday, 24 September: 1st T20I – Kensington Oval
Friday, 28 September: 2nd T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sunday, 30 September: 3rd T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Wednesday, 03 October: 4th T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Saturday, 06 October: 5th T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Photo: Cricket South Africa