Send off of Momentum Proteas Women’s World T20 Squad
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Friday, 14 March 2014

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The 14-strong Momentum Proteas women’s squad that will compete in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 later this month were the guest of honour at a send-off event, held at sponsor Momentum’s head office in Centurion. 

 

The sponsors also took the opportunity to honour the some of the team and selected past players with commemorative Momentum Friendship Jackets, to acknowledge representation at national level and in recognition of their individual contribution to the development of the game. 

 

The ICC Women’s World Twenty20 is being played in Bangladesh from 16 March to 2 April 2014.  The team go into the championship with renewed confidence following recent strong showings against international teams. 

 

Charlene Lackay, Head of External Communications at Momentum said: “We are very proud of the Momentum Proteas and hope the nation gets behind them as we have, and especially for this World Cup.  We have seen fantastic effort from the players and their continued commitment is showing results.  Momentum is pleased that we were able to contribute to the appointment of full-time national coach Hilton Moreeng, who is helping produce these results.

 

Commenting on his team, coach Hilton Moreeng said, “The pool of talent in the team is more than enough to stand up against these teams, but going to a World Cup we need to focus on team cohesion and getting the combinations right.  Rainy weather conditions in the run-up have hampered our on-field training, but hopefully the added time spent on conditioning and fitness and in the nets will be of some benefit”.

 

Captain Mignon du Preez said, “It’s definitely going to be a tough competition for us and we won’t be taking anything or any team for granted.  Having played and lost to Pakistan in the final of the T20 series in Qatar, we know how dangerous they can be. Australia and New Zealand are in the top four countries in the world, we will always adopt the wary approach when playing them.  Wary but not intimidated.”

 

The Momentum Proteas have the full backing of CSA - CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, extended his best wishes to the Momentum Proteas. “The team has made big strides in appreciating the standard of competition needed at international level. We want them to become a competitive force in world cricket.

 

“The development of women’s cricket has not been limited to events on the playing field either. Extending one of our major commercial partners, Momentum, as the dedicated sponsor for women’s cricket has been fantastic. This sponsorship symbolises an important advancement for women’s sport in our country as it has allowed us to centrally contract our coach and national women’s players.”

 

 

 

 

Momentum Proteas ICC Women’s World Twenty20 team:

 

Name

Province

Twitter

 

Mignon Du Preez             (C)

Northerns

@MdpMinx22

Trisha Chetty                     (VC)

KZN coastal

@trisha_chetty

Chloe Tryon

KZN coastal

@chloetryon25

Dané Van Niekerk

EP

@danev81

Lizelle Lee

NW

@zella15j

Marcia MatshipiLetsoalo

Northerns

 

MarizanneKapp

EP

@kappie777

Moseline Daniels

WP

 

Nadine Moodley

KZN coastal

 

Shabnim Ismail

WP

 

Shandre Fritz

WP

@fritzysa

SunéLuus

Northerns

@SuneLuus

SunetteLoubser

Boland

 

Yolandi van der Westhuizen

Boland

 

 

For live Twitter action from World Twenty20 follow @OfficialCSA or the ladies above. 

Momentum will also be updating on @momentum_za.

 

The Momentum Cricket App

Follow the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 on the Momentum Cricket App.  The App is currently available on iOS, however the Android version will be available, in time for the World Cup.  Key features include live scoring for all SA games Men & Women (Tests, ODI’s and T20 matches) and player profiles with player stats (for men and women). 

 

 

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