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Cricket South Africa (CSA) conveys its gratitude to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC) for their continued support in the development of women’s cricket.
DSAC on Tuesday held a Recognition Luncheon in honour of the Momentum Proteas to recognise the team after reaching the final of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 that was held in South Africa last month.
At the luncheon, the Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts, and Culture, Ms Nocawe Mafu bestowed medals and incentives to the Proteas Women for their performance in the World Cup, as the first South African team to reach a cricket world cup final.
Deputy Minister Mafu announced a R7.5 million incentive for the Momentum Proteas as well as R15 million to Cricket South Africa over the next three years towards a professional women’s cricket league.
CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki, lauded the department for their commitment to women’s cricket;
“Our gratitude goes out to the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture for its support throughout the years and for celebrating our heroines. This financial injection demonstrates the department’s commitment to the development of cricket and will aid CSA’s continuous efforts to professionalise women’s cricket in the country.
“The support by the department shows that the development of women’s cricket relies on all of us: it is our collective responsibility to commit resources that will assist us in taking the women’s game forward,” Moseki continued.
“The Momentum Proteas have united the country in the most significant way, and the significance of them reaching the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 will ring in the corridors of history for many years to come. We hope the incentive awarded by the department to the Momentum Proteas will energise the Momentum Proteas to elevate their game to the greatest heights and inspire young women from all backgrounds to take up cricket and aspire to compete at the highest levels of the game,” concluded Moseki.