Friday, June 13, 2008

Three high calibre players part ways with WC Cricket

By Ilhaam Hoosain
13 June 2008

Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher and Ashwell Prince have nominated the Eastern Cape’s Warriors as their franchise for the 2008/9 season this was announced by Cricket South Africa on Thursday.

This marks the end of their association with the Cape Cobras. Mohamed Ebrahim, Chairman of Western Cape Cricket, said the franchise was sorry such high calibre players were leaving, particularly Kallis and Prince who have for long been associated with the Western Cape.

Chief Executive Andre Odendaal said they will be sorely missed, even if Mark has never actually played for the Cobras and Jacques had turned out in only one of the last 78 Cobras’ matches.

“We enjoyed the association with them and our fans and the door remains open from our side should they wish to be involved in any way in future.

“We will also miss Ashwell’s on-field leadership and enthusiasm which has been an important factor in the Cobras’ recent run of five successive semis or more in limited overs competitions,” says Odendaal.

Meanwhile Warriors delighted on the decision

“We are delighted to have Jacques, Mark and Ashwell joining the Warriors. All three of them bring with them a wealth of cricketing talent and experience. They together with our stalwart Warriors, Peterson, Ntini and Botha provide us with a great deal of experience which will be invaluable as we bring our youngsters through. ” said CEO, Dave Emslie.

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