Cricket South Africa announce list of contracted Women cricketers
15 Players have been awarded national contracts by CSA
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Cricket South Africa has handed central contracts to batter Tazmin Brits and spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba for the 2022-23 season. In the 15-member list of the contracted players, the two replaced Mignon du Preez and Nadine de Klerk and joined the group of Proteas Women Cricketers.
Proteas made the announcement of the 15 players who have been awarded the national contracts, and Brits and Mlaba were the two new names on the list. Brits is a 31-year-old wicketkeeper batter in the team and has represented the country in 12 ODI and 20 T20I matches. On the other hand, Mlaba is a 21-year-old left-arm orthodox spinner who has represented her side in eight ODI and 15 T20I games.
The two were also a part of the World Cup squad and made it to the playing XI as well. “After a remarkable year for the Momentum Proteas that saw the team climb to and maintain second spot in the ODI world rankings, it is with immense pleasure to announce next season’s squad of contracted players as they embark on their next challenge in world cricket,” CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki said as quoted by Cricbuzz.
South Africa had a good run in the ICC Women’s World Cup this year, and their consistent performances in the league stage helped them occupy the second spot in the points table as they qualified for the knockout stage. South Africa had to, unfortunately, exit in the semi-finals after losing to England.
Proteas has a packed schedule for the summer of 2022-23
“On behalf of CSA, congratulations to Tazmin Brits and Nonkululeko Mlaba on their newly-awarded contracts. Their dedication and work on and off the field has not gone unnoticed and these contracts are a reward for their contributions,” Moseki added.
Before heading towards the Commonwealth Games 2022, South Africa will be touring Ireland and England for their summer schedule. They will be facing Ireland for three T20Is followed by as many ODIs. They will then travel to England to start the tour with a one-off Test, followed by a three-match ODI series and as many T20I games to conclude the schedule.
“Just like the previous 12 months, the next year brings forth a hugely-anticipated calendar of international cricket for the Proteas Women and we strongly believe in the set-up in place at the top of our women’s game to continue breaking boundaries and make their mark in the game,” Moseki further added.
Contracted Players: Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Chloe Tryon, Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt