Gauteng’s Raisibe Ntozakhe was the only new addition to Cricket South Africa’s list of women who were awarded national contracts for the next year.
CSA on Tuesday announced the Proteas women’s squad members who were given new contracts.
‘It is going to be an exceptionally busy and challenging period for our women’s national team,’ CSA general manager of cricket Corrie van Zyl said in a statement.
‘We will be hosting Bangladesh in May and then there are away tours to England and the West Indies before we travel to the ICC Women’s World T20, also in the West Indies in November, and then have a home series against Sri Lanka.
‘The esteem in which our women’s team is held following their successful campaign when they reached the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup last year is reflected in their invitation to have a major tour of England including a T20 triangular series against England and New Zealand.
‘It is important that we build on our recent successes as we prepare for this year’s Women’s World T20.
‘I congratulate those players who have been awarded national contracts and once again extend our thanks and appreciation to our generous sponsors, Momentum, for their support of our women’s national team,’ said van Zyl.
CSA contracted Women Proteas players: Dané van Niekerk (Eastern Province), Ayabonga Khaka (Border), Suné Luus (Northerns), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Shabnim Ismail (Gauteng), Trisha Chetty (Gauteng), Chloe Tryon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Lizelle Lee (North West), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province), Masabata Klaas (Free State), Andrie Steyn (Western Province), Moseline Daniels (Boland), Raisibe Ntozakhe (Gauteng).
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