“Love of the game kept me going” – Marizanne Kapp

Marizaane Kapp was named ‘Women’s One-Day International Player of the Year’ in the Cricket South Africa annual awards in Pretoria, South Africa. After receiving the award, she said that she was felt highly privileged to get such an honor. Kapp lives in Nelson Mandela Bay with her wife and Proteas Women captain Dane van Niekerk who won Women’s Cricketer of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year awards in the same event.

Marizanne Kapp Dane Van Niekerk Female Cricket

“I know the people are always so chuffed when we bring awards home so the wins for Dane and I were a good advertisement for cricket in the Eastern Cape, I think,” she said.

Although she used to play cricket from school days, it was three years after her marriage that Kapp realized she wanted to pursue cricket as her career.

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“I still remember my mum said to me I must get a real job because back then we were just paid per tour. It was just the love of the game that kept me going and luckily today everything has worked out brilliantly for me,” she said.

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