As the team gears up for the new season, Western Province head coach Salieg Nackerdien has announced his new captain for the CSA 1-Day Cup.
Nackerdien has named Kyle Verreynne as Western Province captain for the 2023/24 season.
Verreynne, who takes over from the experienced all-rounder Wayne Parnell, is no stranger to leading the team as he led the side during the 2022/23 4-Day Series.
Nackerdien commented on the decision to appoint the new captain:
“Kyle Verreynne will captain the 1 Day team for this campaign as Wayne has had a high workload in recent months and is busy rehabbing a shoulder niggle picked up as a result. He is busy with physiotherapy and hopefully, he’ll be ready during the course of the 1 Day Cup depending on his availability and how he responds,” said Nackerdien.
“He is very much keen and committed to Western Province and a key player in the squad. That is the reason why Kyle is taking over to create continuity with the team starting in two weeks’ time.”
“I know Kyle will do an outstanding job for the team, he is currently gelling nicely with the squad adding to the environment we’ve created over the past 2/3 seasons.”
Province had an encouraging 2022/23 season in the CSA 1-Day Cup, where they finished as runners-up.
Verreynne added: “I am really excited, we have a nice bunch of guys this year – Western Province means a lot to me so to be able to captain this side and lead this year is massive and I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.
“What I have tried to tell the guys is when you start a season you want to win trophies – you want to push for silverware, so we are going to try that for this campaign.”
“Something I’m big on is just having fun and making sure we enjoy our cricket, so throughout the season that is going to be the message from me.”
The team travels to Oudtshoorn for pre-season warm-up games in the build-up to the CSA One Day Cup.
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