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December 13, 2008
Cricket South Africa has announced a 23-member women's squad for a three-day camp from December 28 to 30 as part of the preparations for the World Cup in March next year.
Former captain Alison Hodgkinson returned to national reckoning after three years while Moseline Daniels, Melissa Smook, Dane van Niekerk, Kirsty Thompson, and Yolandi van der Westhuizen received their first call-ups.
The players were divided into two teams of 11 each while 20-year old Shabnin Ismail, who played eight ODIs and a Test for South Africa, was not assigned to a side.
Hodgkinson, 31, led South Africa in the previous World Cup. Denise Reid, the convenor of the women's selection panel, said the training camp was an opportunity for the players to compete against the best. The two sides will play a 50-over game on the second day of the camp.
"The World Cup in Australia is the biggest event on our calendar and we have been working hard for the last four years to prepare for this prestigious event," Reid said. "We are looking to get our best possible team ready for this event and have been blessed with good performances in our provincial league. I expect a good challenge between the players to be in the final squad."
Proposed A team: Susan Benade, Trisha Chetty, Alison Hodgkinson, Ashlyn Kilowan, Marcia Letsoalo, Sunette Loubser, Annelie Minny, Alicia Smith, Claire Terblanche, Kirsty Thompson and Dane van Niekerk.
Proposed B team: Olivia Anderson, Cri-Zelda Brits, Moseline Daniels, Dinesha Devnarain, Mignon du Preez, Shandré Fritz, Marizanne Kapp, Melissa Smook, Daleen Terblanche, Charlize van der Westhuizen and Yolandi van der Westhuizen.
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