Davy Jacobs appointed as Canada's captain

Davy Jacobs (Gallo)
Davy Jacobs (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former South African cricketer Davy Jacobs has been appointed as captain of the Canadian national cricket team.

The 35-year-old retired from professional cricket in 2015 before relocating to Canada and is currently the head coach of the Ontario Cricket Academy, where he is also serving as a player.

Jacobs will lead Canada in the West Indies' Super50 Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.

The tournament starts from October 3-28 and will help prepare Canada as they continue their bid of qualifying for the next T20 World Cup in 2020.

Jacobs played for the Eagles - now known as the Knights - and also led the Warriors to the 2010 Pro20 trophy, which saw the Eastern Cape-franchise participate in the 2010 Champions League T20.

His performance at the 2010 Champions League T20 caught the eye of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team, the Mumbai Indians, who snapped him up in 2011.

The wicket-keeper batsman has played in 91 first-class matches scoring 5520 runs and taken 114 catches, 106 List A (one-day) games hit 2591 runs and caught 98 catches, and 83 T20s scoring 1707 runs and taken 39 catches.

Despite never playing for the Proteas, Jacobs has represented South Africa 'A' and led the SA Sixes side to victory in the 2009 Hong Kong Sixes tournament.

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