Proteas Women’s stars Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp have expressed their concern about possibly missing out on overseas T20 competitions this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pair were speaking about their desires to participate at the inaugural Hundred competition in England, which is due to start in July, while they are also regulars in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia set for the end of the year.
The duo will be representing the same teams – Oval Invincibles and the Sydney Sixers – in both tournaments and are fearing for disappointment should their participation be halted due to the pandemic.
‘The Hundred would be something new for us, so if it doesn’t happen then it will be disappointing,’ said Van Niekerk.
‘We were quite excited to get to know the rules and obviously it is something different.
‘For the WBBL as well, we love going to Australia and representing the Sydney Sixers is also one of the highlights of our year, so hopefully we can get there,’ added the Proteas skipper.
Kapp, who missed South Africa’s recent T20 World Cup semi-final against host nation Australia due to illness, will also be saddened if the events are cancelled or affected.
‘I am hoping and praying they get a cure for this disease because I was really excited for The Hundred and the Big Bash, having been there the last five years, so fingers crossed that we will be able to play it this year again,’ Kapp said.
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