It was a very special Thursday night at the TUKS Cricket Club House in Hatfield, Pretoria, as the official launch of the Women’s T20 Super League will see four teams battle it out in the tournament.
The aim of the four-team tournament is to ensure the growth of the development pipeline and to widen the pool of players to choose from for the national team – The Proteas.
Cricket Services Manager, Edward Khoza, spoke out about the tournament and emphasised on Cricket South Africa’s support for women’s cricket and giving female match officials the platform to shine.
“We need to be serious about women’s cricket. By creating meaningful achievements and putting forward opportunities for them to get into our processes,” Khoza said.
“We are quite excited with the talent that we see with the Under-19’s and some of the young players playing for the various provinces. As much as we are working for the players and for the coaches, it’s all about females and we stretched ourselves when it came to the match officials.
“For the last two years we’ve been ensuring that we start promoting and giving meaningful opportunities to female match officials when it comes to the umpires,” he ended.
Also present at the launch was Proteas Women’s head coach, Hilton Moreeng who expressed his delight with having the
“This is very exciting because if you look at youngsters today, they all want to be given opportunities like these,” he said.
“For us, this is going to help because the challenge has always been of how we are going to move forward as a country and have sustainable performances.
“We just need to make sure that our pipeline keeps getting stronger,” he ended.
The Four Teams in the Women’s T20 Super League:
Coach: Dinesha Devnarain
Team M. vd Merwe
Coach: Martelize van der Merwe
Coach: Claire Terblanche
Team F. vd Merwe
Coach: Francois van der Merwe
Photo 1 Caption: Team Devnarain, led by coach Dinesha Devnarain revealed at the official launch of the T20 Women’s Super League at the TUKS Cricket Club House in Hatfield, Pretoria, on Thursday, 5 September. Photo: gsport
Photo 2 Caption: Team M. vd Merwe led by coach Martelize van der Merwe. Photo: gsport
Photo 3 Caption: Team Terblanche led by coach Claire Terblanche. Photo: gsport
Photo 4 Caption: Team F. vd Merwe, led by Francois van der Merwe. Photo: gsport