Marizanne Kapp speaks about Dane van Niekerk’s South Africa omission

Marizanne Kapp & Dane van Niekerk

Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk both played for Oval Invincibles in the women’s Hundred
Hosts: South Africa Dates: 10-26 February
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Marizanne Kapp lets out an exasperated laugh when asked how she’s doing.

“I’m good,” she says eventually. “Obviously it’s been an emotional couple of days and weeks.”

The South Africa all-rounder, who will play an important role in a home T20 World Cup that begins on Friday against Sri Lanka, will begin the tournament under a cloud.

Her wife and former national team captain, Dane van Niekerk, was controversially omitted from the squad after she failed a fitness test.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) granted Kapp compassionate leave which meant she missed the final of a recent tri-series against India which South Africa won without her.

After the van Niekerk news broke, Kapp tweeted she…