Former South Africa Women’s skipper announces retirement

Reece Topley

Former South Africa Women’s skipper, Mignon du Preez announced her retirement from international cricket on Friday, 9th December 2022.

Mignon du Preez, South Africa Women’s all-rounder called it quits on her international cricket career. Du Preez made her debut 15 years ago. During her 15-year international career, she appeared in 269 international games for South Africa.

Earlier, she announced her decision to quit the test and ODI formats to focus on T20 internationals. However, she eventually decided to close the curtains on her prolonged and successful international career. Du Preez essayed the role of an all-rounder in the team and was a vital member of the South African Women’s team.

“15 years of international cricket for South Africa has been a blessing,” Mignon Du Preez

Du Preez took to her social media account to make this announcement. She wrote that her 15 years of playing for South Africa had been nothing but a blessing. She is deeply pained to be leaving behind one thing she loves the most, cricket. However, Du Preez feels this is the right moment to call it quits.

“Fifteen years of international cricket, wow, what a blessing it has been. “It’s never an easy decision to step away from something you love as much as I love cricket, but I know in my heart that the time is right for me to announce my retirement from all forms of international cricket”

Du Preez further added that she will continue playing franchise cricket in global T20 leagues until she has a family of her own.

“However, I will still continue to play the shorter format of the game in the global leagues until such a time that I am blessed to become a mom and start a family of my own”

Du Preez last represented South Africa in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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