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South Africa call for Kapp

Mariazanna Kapp has replaced the injured Kirsty Thompson in the South Africa squad for the women’s World Cup next month.

Fast bowler Thompson, 20, was forced to withdraw from the squad after she suffered a stress fracture of the back in a provisional match.

The tournament’s technical committee cleared South Africa to name a replacement for Thompson, paving the way for 19-year-old Kapp’s inclusion in the Proteas’ 15-strong party.

South Africa open their World Cup campaign against West Indies on March 8.