As The Spartans are less than a week away from opening their campaign against Durban Heat, they have recently announced women’s all-rounder Sune Luus as the official Tshwane Spartans media ambassador for the second edition of the Mzansi Super League.
Luus has featured in 67 T20s for the side across the globe grabbing 41 wickets, including a career-best 5-8 against Ireland in the Women’s World T20 in 2016. Luus has also lead the proteas in India and now has decided to spend the start of her summer with the Pretoria-franchise.
The 23-year-old will be conducting post-match interviews for the Spartans’ digital channels.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Tshwane Spartans team this year. I think it’ll be a great experience and a massive opportunity to gain as much exposure to the other side of the lens,” said Luus. “I believe this is an opportunity to lay a platform for potentially pursuing a career in media, after cricket. Being part of a team like the Spartans, surrounded by an awesome bunch of guys and support staff, will certainly help me enjoy this experience”
Luus on her love for the venue- “My earliest memory of SuperSport Park dates back to when I was 13 and I was selected for the Titans team. There’s a photo of me taking my first wicket and I remember pulling an Imran Tahir-like celebration, running a lap around the field,” she said. “It’s always been great for cricket and that’s where (SuperSport Park) my love the game grew. My dad used to take me to watch cricket, as we played cricket on the embankments it sparked my interest in the game. “One of the best things about SuperSport Park is the grass embankments, where parents and friends come together to enjoy a game of cricket. There’s always a vibe and always good crowd attendance and I have no doubt that’ll be the case this summer.”
“She’s on top of her game, playing at the highest level and she’s played in the Big Bash, so she certainly will be well respected in the change room, There’s a continuous push to get the women’s game up and running and it’s happening worldwide. As much as she’ll be picking up a few things from us, it’ll be a great opportunity for us to learn a few things from her. We’re excited to have her in our camp.” – said head coach Mark Boucher enthusiastically on her inclusion.
Source: Released by Tshwane Spartans, quoted by sport 24.