CSA announce new contracts for Proteas women after trio of retirements

CSA announce new contracts for Proteas women after trio of retirements

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced the latest 15-player Proteas women's contracted squad ahead of the 2023/24 season.

There are two new national contracts for all-rounders, Anneke Bosch and Delmi Tucker, with Nadine de Klerk also receiving her first contract since 2021/22, after the trio featured regularly throughout the last year, replacing the now retired trio of Dane van Niekerk, Trisha Chetty and Lizelle Lee.

In the upcoming campaign and on the back of a historic conclusion to Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, the Proteas women will next face a trip to the subcontinent with back-to-back bilateral tours against Pakistan and India in September and October this year.

South Africa will then host Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the end of 2023 in two consecutive homebound tours featuring two respective three-match ODI and T20I series across December and January.

The Proteas will wrap up their 2023/24 season with an intriguing multi-format contest away to Australia in March 2024, with the recent T20 World Cup finalists going head-to-head over three ODIs, three T20Is as well as a solitary Test match.

All of the 50-over matches in the next 12 months will form part of the Women's Championship 2022 – 25 campaign as part of the qualification expedition towards the 2025 Women's World Cup that will be held in India.

CSA chief executive officer, Pholetsi Moseki commented: "After an incredibly inspirational display at the T20 World Cup in February this year, we are really excited about the make-up of this squad and the next evolutional step this crop of players will take next season and for years to come, as the Proteas women continue to compete at the highest level in world cricket."

CSA Director of Cricket, Enoch Nkwe added: "With the current group of players going from strength-to-strength, we are pleased to retain the core of the squad for what is set to be another exciting chapter in the Proteas Women story.

"We have the 2024 T20 World Cup and the 50-over edition in 2025 on the horizon and we are thrilled to be embarking on this journey with an uber-talented squad including a blend of experienced and youthful players who still have a lot to give for their country and the green and gold. The future excites us all."

Proteas women contracted squad: Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Chloé Tryon, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt