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KZN Cricket rack up CSA Awards nominations
Durban – Cricket South Africa announced the nominations for their annual
awards ceremony and KwaZulu-Natal Cricket have a number of players
nominated in the various categories for the awards on 14 August.
From a Hollywoodbets Dolphins perspective seamer Ottniel Baartman has been
nominated in the T20 Knock-out Competition Player of the Tournament
category along with his fellow seamer Daryn Dupavillon.
Newly recruited Tshepang Dithole has been recognised in the Division 2
4-Day Domestic Series Player of the Tournament category following a strong
season with the KZN Inland Tuskers.
It is in the national categories that KZN Cricket shines with ten
nominations across the women’s and men’s categories.
It’s seamer Shabnim Ismail who is the stand-out KZN player from a women’s
perspective with three award nominations. She’s been recognised in the
Momentum Proteas ODI Player of the year category as well as the Momentum
Proteas Women’s Player of the Year category.
She backs that up with a nomination in the Best Delivery of the Year,
fuelled by KFC category for her delivery to Hayley Matthews of the West
Another KZN Cricket star selected in the Delivery of the Year category is
Keshav Maharaj. His delivery to Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand has been
nominated – and Maharaj has been included in a number of other award
The left-arm spinner who has become a crucial part of the Proteas side in
all three formats of the game has been nominated in three other
ODI Player of the Year, Test Player of the Year and SA Men’s Players
Player of the Year are the other categories that Maharaj has been
Proteas newcomers SJ Erwee and Keagan Petersen have both been nominated in
the International Men’s Newcomer of the Year category while Petersen has
doubled up with a shout in the Test Player of the Year category too after
a break-through season in red ball cricket for the Proteas.
In the other award categories, Lindeni Rosemary Mkhize has been nominated
in the KFC Mini-Cricket Bucket Loads of Good Award category.
Mathula Dlamini has been nominated in the CSA Blind Cricket Player of the
Year category while Jesse Smit has been nominated for the T20 Community
Cup Player of the Tournament award.
“To see players and administrators from KZN being nominated across the
board is hugely encouraging and satisfying at the same time,” CEO of KZN
Cricket Heinrich Strydom said.
“There has been a lot of hard work done behind the scenes across the KZN
Cricket spectrum and to see people being nominated for awards shows that
the hard work is paying off.
“We continue to move in the right direction as a Union and we want to
continue that heading into the new season.”
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins seamer
Ottniel Baartman (pictured) along with fellow speedster Daryn Dupavillon
have been nominated in the CSA T20 Knock-out Competition Player of the
Tournament category for the CSA Awards on 14 August.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins and
Proteas star Keshav Maharaj leads the way for KZN Cricket with four
nominations going into the CSA Awards on 14 August.
Proteas and Hollywoodbets KZN
Coastal Women's speedster Shabnim Ismail has received three nominations
going into the CSA Awards on 14 August.
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