TL;DR news on Proteas at August 28, 2023

Quinton de Kock was subsequently withdrawn from the Proteas team, but he was later brought back after apologizing and explaining his reasons for refusing to take the knee. "2021 was a great year for the Proteas, we got some game time on the court. This year, only six South Africans took part in the T20 tournament in Australia as Proteas star batter Lizelle Lee and fast bowler Shabnim Ismail withdrew prior to the start. De Klerk is still 21 years old and her experience at this year's WBBL will hopefully spur her on for the Proteas next year. De Villiers ended his Proteas career in May 2018 but continued to ply his trade at various T20 leagues around the world. "He is one of South African cricket's most beloved products and we are proud of how he has represented his country, whether in or out of Proteas clothing," continued Smith. Prince spoke of a Proteas team fractured because of skin colour and privilege. The Proteas, meanwhile, are back in action on Friday when they host the Netherlands in the first of three ODIs at SuperSport Park. Thanks to its bouncy pitches, which act advantageously for the Proteas. And he carries on coaching a Proteas team in 2021 that is meant to be diverse but torn apart by something as simple as taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. READ|Cheteshwar Pujara: Being fearless has helped me enjoy my game The first Test against the Proteas starts December 17 at Johannesburg.