Western Province head coach Salieg Nackerdien has appointed Kyle Verreynne as captain for their CSA One-Day Cup campaign.
Verreynne, who takes over from experienced all-rounder Wayne Parnell, led the team during the 2022-23 4-Day Series.
“Kyle Verreynne will captain the One-Day Cup team for this campaign as Wayne has had a high workload in recent months and is busy rehabbing a shoulder niggle picked up as a result,” said Nackerdien.
“He is busy with physiotherapy and hopefully, he’ll be ready during the course of the One-Day Cup depending on his availability and how he responds.
“He is very much keen and committed to Western Province and a key player in the squad. That is the reason why Kyle is taking over to create continuity with the team starting in two weeks’ time.”
“I know Kyle will do an outstanding job for the team, he is currently gelling nicely with the squad adding to the environment we’ve created over the past two, three seasons.”
Verreynne said: “I am really excited, we have a nice bunch of guys this year – Western Province means a lot to me so to be able to captain this side and lead this year is massive and I’m really looking forward to it.
“What I have tried to tell the guys is when you start a season you want to win trophies – you want to push for silverware, so we are going to try that for this campaign.”
“Something I’m big on is just having fun and making sure we enjoy our cricket, so throughout the season that is going to be the message from me.”
WP will now travel to Oudtshoorn for pre-season games.