Girls in cricket have claimed main accolades throughout Cricket South Africa’s annual award celebrations with ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup runners-up, the Proteas Girls, stealing the present within the night because the skilled cricket took centre stage.
In a 12 months when cricket gave impetus to The Yr of Girls’s Sport by staging two profitable Girls’s World Cups (U19 Girls’s T20 World Cup and ICC Senior Girls’s T20 World Cup)
So, it was no shock that stars of the senior showpiece occasion had been among the many evening’s main winners.
Shabnim Ismail was named SA Girls’s Participant of the Yr after successful the title two years in the past in 2021. The not too long ago retired Ismail scooped the award for the third time,
Ismail ended her ultimate season with the Proteas Girls as a key member of the tempo assault that spearheaded the ladies to their first-ever ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup ultimate earlier this 12 months.
Elsewhere, there was a double honour for Nonkululeko Mlaba. The 23-year-old left-arm spinner acquired the Girls’s T20 Worldwide Participant of the Yr award together with the Girls’s Gamers’ Participant of the Yr award.
Laura Wolvaardt bagged the Girls’s One-Day Worldwide Participant of the Yr, and because the ladies’s recreation continues to rise in recognition, Sinalo Jafta was fittingly voted Followers’ Participant of the Yr.
Chief Govt Officer Pholetsi Moseki commented: “On behalf of Cricket South Africa, I want to congratulate all of the winners on their awards. There have been so many robust performances and excellent candidates for awards over the previous season; it actually made the duty of the judges exceptionally robust.
“We’ve got seen an actual enchancment of all our nationwide groups over the previous season, the proof of that are within the outcomes.
“I might additionally like to actually thank everybody at CSA who made these awards doable. I’m actually happy that they’ve returned this 12 months for the primary time since Covid-19 hit us a number of years again. It has been a protracted and painful journey for a lot of, however to have had everybody right here, collectively in the identical room, actually warms the guts.”
Earlier within the day, on the CSA Pathway Awards came about at Vodaworld, marking CSA’s first in-person ceremony because the onset of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and signalled a return to the colourful home cricket scene that entertained cricket followers throughout the nation.
SA U19 Girls’s Karabo Meso was named CSA U19 Girls’s Participant of the Yr after her shows behind the stumps within the inaugural ICC U19 Girls’s T20 World Cup.
Tazmin Brits went dwelling with the coveted CSA Girls’s Provincial Participant of the Yr, for a 3rd consecutive 12 months.
Alysia Rudolph from Avion CC, Easterns gained the Nationwide T20 Girls’s Membership Participant of the Event.
Diedre van Rensburg gained the CSA Ladies U16 Participant of the Event award.
The CSA Ladies U19 Participant of the Event went to Gizelle Abrahams from Boland.
The KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Yr award went to Mpumalanga’s Kholiwe Nkuna.
Picture Caption: Cricket South Africa’s poster congratulation Shabnim Ismail on successful the 2023 SA Girls’s Participant of the Yr for the third time in her profession, at Vodaworld in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Friday, 7 July, 2023. Picture: Cricket South Africa