• Proteas Women picked up for Dubai T20 event

    Six Proteas Women’s players will take part in the inaugural FairBreak Invitational in Dubai next month.

    The ICC-approved event is the first privately funded women’s cricket tournament and will be jointly hosted by Cricket Hong Kong from 1-15 May at the Dubai International Stadium.

    The competition will consist of six teams, with 19 T20 matches featuring the world’s leading cricketers, including standout players from the recent 50-over Women’s World Cup.

    Proteas World Cup captain Suné Luus will represent the Tornadoes, while South Africa’s leading wicket-taker and run-scorer in New Zealand, Shabnim Ismail and Laura Wolvaardt, will represent the Sapphires and Barmy Army respectively.

    The Falcons have snapped up Proteas all-rounder Marizanne Kapp, with seam bowler Ayabonga Khaka set to play for the Spirit and stalwart Mignon du Preez for the Warriors.

    Other international players include England captain Heather Knight (Barmy Army), West Indies skipper Stephanie Taylor (Tornadoes) and New Zealand’s Suzie Bates (Falcons).

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    Simon Borchardt