Johan Fourie, Kyle Smit exit South Africa Over-40 squad for Africa Cup

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All-rounders Johan Fourie and Kyle Smit have been ruled out of South Africa Over-40’s Africa Cup campaign this month.

Fourie and Smit have been sidelined by respective hernia and knee operations.

They had been named in the South Africa Over-40 squad shortly after May 2023’s inter-provincial tournament in Johannesburg.

Fourie and Smit played for Lions Over-40 and East Rand Over-40, respectively, at the inter-provincial tournament, which was won by Western Province Over-40.

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Former Proteas batsman Ashwell Prince captained Western Province Over-40, who won the inter-provincial tournament. Prince was later named South Africa Over-40 captain, but has since withdrawn.

Lions Over-40 batsman Warren Dugmore, who had been named South Africa Over-40 vice-captain, has since been promoted to captain in Prince’s absence.

The four-team Africa Cup will also include Zimbabwe Over-40, South Africa Over-40 Invitational and Namibia Over-40.

South Africa Over-40 Invitational will be without left-arm seamer Luke Knipe. He was named in the South Africa Over-40 Invitational squad earlier this year, but has since been sidelined by a shoulder injury.

Over-40 Africa Cup dates, fixtures, venues

Date Fixture Venue
27 November SA Over-40 v Zimbabwe Over-40 Irene Country Club
27 November SA Over-40 Invitational v Namibia Over-40 Sinovich Park
28 November SA Over-40 Invitational v Zimbabwe Over-40 Irene Country Club
28 November SA Over-40 v Namibia Over-40 Sinovich Park
29 November SA Over-40 v SA Over-40 Invitational Irene Country Club
29 November Namibia Over-40 v Zimbabwe Over-40 Sinovich Park
1 December Final Irene Country Club
1 December Third-place play-off Sinovich Park

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