Technical committee confirms Marizanne Kapp can replace Kirsty Thomson in South Africa squad for ICC Women’s World Cup 2009
Marizanne Kapp as a replacement player for Kirsty Thomson
The technical committee of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 has approved Marizanne Kapp as a replacement player for Kirsty Thomson in South Africa’s squad for next month’s tournament, which runs from 7 to 22 March in Australia.
The confirmation was conveyed to Cricket South Africa on behalf of the tournament technical committee on Monday evening.
Thomson’s replacement was allowed on medical grounds after the 20-year-old fast bowler suffered stress fractures in her lower back while bowling in a provisional match.
Kapp, the 19-year-old all-rounder from Port Elizabeth, has not played any matches for South Africa and is expected to make her international debut in the World Cup.
The technical committee of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 consists of ICC General Manager – Cricket David Richardson (represented by Chris Tetley, ICC Events Manager), ICC General Manager – Commercial Campbell Jamieson, Eugenie Buckley (Tournament Director), Geoff Allardice (Cricket Australia), Alan Wilkins and Melanie Jones (both independent nominees).
South Africa is pooled with holder Australia, New Zealand and the West Indies in Group A and opens its campaign against the West Indies in Newcastle on 8 March.
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