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Game Reeza Hendricks replaces Heinrich Klaasen as captain for 3TC game

Jul 17, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffOn the eve of the 3TC tournament in Centurion, Reeza Hendricks has replaced Heinrich Klaasen as the Kingfishers’ captain after the organisers lent their support to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Kagiso Rabada was originally named captain of the side, but had to pull out following the death of a family…

Game Reeza Hendricks replaces Heinrich Klaasen as captain for 3TC game

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Jul 17, 2020

  • ESPNcricinfo staff

On the eve of the 3TC match in Centurion, Reeza Hendricks has changed Heinrich Klaasen as the Kingfishers’ captain after the organisers lent their improve to the Dim Lives Topic (BLM) motion. Kagiso Rabada used to be initially named captain of the facet, but had to pull out following the demise of a family member.

“The resolution came after organisers recognised and acknowledged the importance to stroll the controversy in matters of transformation and taking the lead from Cricket South Africa’s dangle insurance policies and firm stance and improve of the Dim Lives Topic motion,” a CSA assertion acknowledged.

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“It is serious to stand by our convictions and to role the suitable example in all the pieces we enact,” CSA acting CEO Dr Jacques Faul acknowledged. “Cricket South Africa stands for equal opportunity and showcasing our nation’s talent and its diversity.”

#BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/3wQj4gUtkS

— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) July 17, 2020

On the morning of the match*, it used to be furthermore announced that Quinton de Kock, captain of the Kites squad, would now not be taking section within the game attributable to “unexpected private conditions”. He used to be changed within the crew by 24-twelve months-mature batsman Ryan Rickelton, and Temba Bavuma used to be appointed crew captain.

After Lungi Ngidi threw his weight at the wait on of the anti-racism cause, Rudi Steyn, Pat Symcox and Boeta Dippenaar took divulge along with his assertion on social media, sparking a broad debate. Several excellent contemporary and dilapidated South African players of colour own since backed the BLM motion. On Friday, Faf du Plessis furthermore joined the motion, indicating that he, along with Dwaine Pretorius, will purchase a knee throughout the 3TC game on Saturday.

Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje and Marizanne Kapp had been different members of the white Afrikaans cricket community in South Africa to publicly improve the anti-racism cause.

Squads:

Kingfishers: Reeza Hendricks (captain), Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Faf du Plessis, Thando Ntini, Gerald Coetzee, Glenton Stuurman, Tabraiz Shamsi. Coach: Mignon du Preez

Kites: Temba Bavuma (captain), Jon-Jon Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, Ryan Rickleton. Coach: Wandile Gwavu

Eagles: AB de Villiers (captain), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi. Coach: Geoffrey Toyana

* The updates to the Kites squad had been made at 6.00am GMT on July 18, 2020

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