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Division of Sports activities honours South African crew with R22.5m prize for reaching the T20 World Cup closing

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The South African cricket crew acquired a grand honour from the Division of Sports activities, Arts and Tradition (DSAC) for his or her spectacular efficiency within the Ladies’s T20 World Cup 2023, which was held within the rainbow nation final month.

Notably, the Proteas reached the finals of the 20-over showpiece occasion and completed because the runners-up after dealing with defeat from the Meg Lanning-led Australia. Acknowledging the scorching efficiency of the South African aspect, the Deputy Minister of DSAC, Ms Nocawe Mafuannounced an R7.5 million incentive for the Proteas crew in addition to R15 million to Cricket South Africa (CSA). She additionally bestowed medals and incentives to South African cricketers.

CSA Chief Government Officer, Pholetsi Moseki, lauded the division for his or her dedication to girls’s cricket and expressed their appreciation for supporting and recognizing the feminine champions. Moseki reckoned that the honour by DSAC will professionalize girls’s cricket in South Africa.

“Our gratitude goes out to the Division of Sport, Arts and Tradition for its assist all through the years and for celebrating our heroines. This monetary injection demonstrates the division’s dedication to the event of cricket and can assist CSA’s steady efforts to professionalize girls’s cricket within the nation. The assist by the division exhibits that the event of girls’s cricket depends on all of us: it’s our collective duty to commit sources that may help us in taking the ladies’s sport ahead,” mentioned Moseki in an official assertion.

Sune Luus, who led South Africa to the ultimate of the worldwide occasion, expressed her pleasure upon receiving the honour and thanked the CSA, together with different associates, for making particular efforts to advertise Ladies’s cricket.

“It’s nice to be right here and acknowledged for one thing we like to do and characterize our nation. All the women right here awoke sooner or later and determined that cricket is their dream, they usually needed to pursue it – and these are the moments we reside for. Being a younger lady, dreaming of being in a World Cup closing – a house World Cup closing – I don’t suppose we ever thought that may be doable. So, thanks to Cricket South Africa, to SASCOC, Momentum, to each particular person, and the Division for making this doable for us,” mentioned Luus on the occasion.


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