Cricket SA names intake for academy programme

2018-01-25 06:01

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CRICKET South Africa (CSA) yesterday named the intake for this year’s Powerade National Academy Programme.

The women’s programme will start on May 21 and the men’s programme starting the following day, with both running until July 27.

Thereafter, the SA Emerging Men’s squad will be named for the tour of Sri Lanka­ in August which will consist of three four-day matches and three one-day matches.

“The Powerade National Academy Programme forms a very strategic part of our developmental pipeline ... and has as its aim to prepare young players for the demands of professional cricket.

These selected players that are carefully identified include previous graduates of the SA U19 programme, performing senior provincial and emerging franchise players,” said CSA general manager of cricket Corrie van Zyl.

Two members of last year’s intake went on to play for the Proteas — Lungi Ngidi and Wiaan Mulder.

“Odine Kirsten, who was a member of the Women’s National Academy intake last year, represented the Momentum Proteas at the ICC Women’s World Cup.

“This confirms that this programme is living up to its expectations to assist CSA and its members to develop the identified players in such a way that will produce quality players for our domestic competitions as well as prepare them for future international participation,” said Van Zyl.

This year’s men’s intake includes some members of the SA U19 side currently playing at the ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand — captain Raynard van Tonder, Matthew Breetzke and Jiveshan Pillay — as well as several others who have previously represented South Africa at this level.


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SA NATIONAL ACADEMY SQUADS:

Men: Ryan Rickleton (Highveld Lions), Jiveshan Pillay (Titans), Matthew Breezke (Warriors), Tony de Zorzi (Titans), Kagiso Rapulana (Highveld Lions), Raynard van Tonder (Knights), Thsepang Dithole (Highveld Lions), Gary Mahlokana (Titans), Smangaliso Nhlebela (Dolphins), Junaid Dawood (Cape Cobras), Onke Nyaku (Warriors), Ethan Bosch (Dolphins), Nandre Burger (Highveld L ions), Kerwin Mungroo (Dolphins), Mthiwekhaya Nabe (Cape Cobras), Sinethemba Queshile (Warriors).

Women: Palesa Mapoo (Gauteng), Nadia Mbokotwana (WP), Saarah Smith (WP), Nondumiso Shangase (KZN Coastal), Izel Cilliers (Free State), Anneke Bosch (North West), Robyn Searle (Gauteng), Tumi Sekhukhune (Easterns), Stacey Lackay (Boland), Gandhi Jafta (Border), Lara Goodall (WP), Tatum le Roux (WP), Zintle Mali (Border), Faye Tunnicliffe (Boland).

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