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4 Oct 2013
10:30 am

Devnarain appointed KZN women’s cricket coach

The KwaZulu Natal Cricket Union has appointed former international women’s cricketer Dinesha Devnarain as the coach of the its women’s team.

Dinesha Devnarain of South Africa during the 3rd Womens International T20 cricket match between South Africa and England from Senwes Park on October 30, 2011 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.Photo by Lee Warren / Gallo Images

After representing the Protea Women’s team for five years, Devnarain would continue to play for the province in her new role as player and coach.

She made her international debut in the 2008/2009 season for the World Cup qualifying tournament and had played 13 One Day Internationals and 10 Twenty20 games for South Africa.

“Dinesha comes with a wealth of playing experience, both at national and provincial level,” the manager of amateur cricket at KZNCU, Jay Naidoo said.

“As captain of the provincial team, she has displayed very good leadership skills. Dinesha is a first generation of women cricket coaches and we wish her every success in her new appointment.”

Devnarain said leaving international cricket was a tough pill to swallow.

“One of the highlights of my career was playing at Lord’s and representing my country on the global stage,” she said.

“But I believe I am making the best decision for my future. I feel that I have made a decision that will place me one step away from my ultimate dream of coaching the national women’s team”.