Mignon du Preez is not included on the CSA’s list of women’s central contracts
Mignon du Preez was not among the 15 women who were handed core contracts by Cricket South Africa on Monday for the 2022–23 season. The 32-year-old former skipper played a crucial role in leading her team to the semi-finals of the 2022 Women’s World Cup, but she has since retired from Test and ODI cricket and is only available for T20s. In addition to that, Nadine de Klerk, who was a part of the contractual 15 in 2021–22, is also not available.
Tazmin Brits, the top-order batswoman, and Nonkululeko Mlaba, the left-arm spinner, filled up the house they left behind. The CSA’s top government officer, Pholetsi Moseki, praised the two newcomers for their “dedication and labor on and off the sphere” during the last year. “After an incredible year for the Momentum Proteas, which saw the team ascend to and maintain second place in the ODI global rankings, it is with great pleasure that we reveal the roster of contracted players for the next season as they embark on their next challenge in international cricket.”
“Like the previous 12 months, the next 12 months present a highly-anticipated calendar of global cricket for the Proteas Ladies, and we fully believe in the set-up in place at the top of our girls’ sport to continue breaking boundaries and making their imprint in the sport,” he said.
“Congratulations on your recently granted contracts, Tazmin Brits and Nonkululeko Mlaba, on behalf of CSA.” Their devotion and hard work both on and off the field have been recognized, and these contracts are a reward for their efforts.
South Africa Ladies will begin their season on June 3 with a three-T20I and three-ODI tour of Ireland, followed by a multi-format trip of England from June 25 to July 27. The Commonwealth Games T20s will be held in August, followed by the T20 World Cup in February 2023, with South Africa hosting the event for the first time. The inaugural Under-19 Ladies’ T20 World Cup will also be held at the CSA the following year.
Tazmin Britz was picked to the South African women’s cricket squad for the Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) series against Bangladesh in April of this year. She captained the Emerging Players Women’s side of South Africa against Australia before to the tour. On May 19, 2018, she debuted for South Africa in a Women’s Twenty20 International against Bangladesh Women.
She was nominated to the Powerade Women’s National Academy intake for 2019 by Cricket South Africa in February of this year. She was selected for the F van der Merwe XI for the first Women’s T20 Super League in South Africa in September 2019. The CSA Women’s Provincial Cricketer of the Year was awarded to Brits in July 2020. Brits were appointed to South Africa’s 24-woman team on July 23, 2020, and will begin training in Pretoria ahead of their journey to England.