Senior players such as Laura Wolvaardt, Andrie Steyn, Faye Tunnicliffe, Lara Goodall, Nadia Mbokotwana, Saraah Smith & Sinalo Jafta will gear up and solidify the experience that will be required by their teams, while emerging talents Leah Jones, Christine Tomlinson & Anri Grobbelar will get a chance to polish some of their skills and be exposed to the fast-paced nature of the T20 format.
Furthermore, WP Women’s Senior Provincial Coach Claire Terblanche has received the nod from “Team four” to spearhead the coaching duties in the tournament.
“It is a proud moment, for us as Western Province, to have such a positive representation at this inaugural competition," Terblanche explained.
“The ladies and girls have worked hard for a long time and it is great to see them being recognised and being given an opportunity to showcase their skill amongst the best in the country. We wish them good luck throughout the competition," she concluded.
WP management is impressed with the announcement and believes that CSA has taken the right direction with regards to growing women’s cricket in the country.
“Our players deserve the reward for being drafted into the respective squads. WP women’s cricket has been a force for years and it is evident with the number of players included in the T20 competition,” said WP Cricket Services Manager, Clinton Du Preez.
The tournament will breed new talents from across the unions and will be hosted in 5-8 September in Pretoria while the second stint will resume December, in Cape Town.