JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) takes great pleasure in congratulating the Momentum Proteas on the Recognition of Sport Excellence Award they received from Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) function last night.
“This is a wonderful and most deserved award to our ladies who continue to go from strength to strength and serve as a source of inspiration and pride to all of us,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Pholetsi Moseki.
“In the past 15 months the Proteas have produced one highlight after another, including an historic clean sweep ODI series victory over New Zealand ‘down under’ and reaching the semi-final of the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup in Australia and now they have had their most successful ever tour to India that included victory in both white ball series.
“They thoroughly deserve every accolade that has come their away and they are playing a major role in fulfilling our vision of excellence and accessibility to all, of which gender equality is an important component.
“Our heartfelt congratulations go to our head coach Hilton Moreeng, our captain, Dane van Niekerk, her two most able stand-ins, Sune Luus and Laura Wolvaardt, and all our players, management and support staff.
“We also express our appreciation to Minister Mthethwa for this recognition,” concluded Mr. Moseki.