Former South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk retires after Women's T20 World Cup snub

Former South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk has retired from international cricket, having been left out of the squad for the February Women’s T20 World Cup due to fitness concerns.

Van Niekerk calls time on her career after playing 197 times for the national sides in all formats.

"It is with great sadness that I announce my retirement from international cricket," she said, adding: "I look back on my career fondly and have made incredible memories and want to thank Cricket South Africa and all other stakeholders for your support.

"Often the journey can be lonely, painful, and emotional, but would not change it for anything. I'm grateful for what this game has given me."

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