Rory Kleinveldt joins WP coaching staff

File image: Rory Kleinveldt.File image: Rory Kleinveldt.

Former fast bowler Rory Kleinveldt has joined the Western Province coaching staff for this month’s T20 Knockout tournament.

Kleinveldt has been appointed interim assistant coach alongside acting head coach Faiek Davids for the tournament in Kimberley.

This is not the first time Kleinveldt has worked with Western Province in a coaching capacity. In 2019, he briefly stood in for then-assistant coach Dieter Swanepoel.

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Davids and Kleinveldt are working with a Western Province squad that includes the uncapped Daniel Smith and Jordan Woolf – and Proteas Kyle Verreynne, Zubayr Hamza and Beuran Hendricks.

Former Proteas all-rounder Wayne Parnell has been named captain and Verreynne vice-captain.

“We wish coach Faiek, his management team, captain Wayne Parnell and the entire squad everything of the best in this opening tournament of the new era of South African cricket,” said Western Province Cricket Association chief executive officer Michael Canterbury

“We know they will do the WP badge justice.”

Western Province have been pooled with the Northern Cape, Gauteng and South Western Districts for the new tournament. The pool matches will be played in Kimberley from 24 to 26 September.

WP squad for 2021 T20 Knockout tournament

  1. Wayne Parnell (captain)
  2. Kyle Verreynne (vice-captain)
  3. Aviwe Mgijima
  4. Basheer Walters
  5. Beuran Hendricks
  6. Daniel Smith
  7. Jonathan Bird
  8. Jordan Woolf
  9. Kyle Simmonds
  10. Mihlali Mpongwana
  11. Nandre Burger
  12. Tony de Zorzi
  13. Tshepo Moreki
  14. Yves Kamanzi
  15. Zubayr Hamza

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