PROTEAS PLAYER SUPPORT FOR MONDLI KHUMALO
The Proteas T20 Squad in India, along with the contracted Proteas players, today pledged R100 000 to assist Mondli Khumalo in his recovery from the serious injuries he sustained in an assault last week.
Temba Bavuma, Proteas T20 captain commented from India; “We are all part of the cricket family, and we must come together to support Mondli as he recovers from his horrific injuries. We are grateful for the excellent care he is receiving in England, and we are hopeful for a full recovery and return to cricket”.
Dean Elgar, Proteas Test captain added; “As a group of players we wanted to make a contribution to his rehabilitation, and he will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The support Mondli is receiving from the cricket community in South Africa and the United Kingdom, is evidence of the power of our game.”
“SACA is in direct contact with Mondli’s agent, Rob Humphries, who has been doing wonderful work in supporting Mondli and his family. We are in discussions with Rob as how best to utilize these funds, as well as additional funds that will be forthcoming from the SACA Benevolent Fund. We thank CSA and KZN Cricket Inland for their work in supporting Mondli at this time. The cricket community displayed incredible support for Solo Nqweni when he faced the challenge of overcoming the Guillain-Barré syndrome in 2020, and we are seeing the same support for Mondli – it is heart-warming” concluded SACA CEO Andrew Breetzke.