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South Africa – Lizelle Lee retired over fears of being dropped, denied NOC for overseas leagues because of poor fitness
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South Africa – Lizelle Lee retired over fears of being dropped, denied NOC for overseas leagues because of poor fitness

Lizelle Lee has admitted that she did not meet CSA's fitness requirements, and that is what led to her abrupt retirement from international cricket. In an interview with the BBC's Stumped podcast, Lee revealed that after she failed to complete aspects of the fitness test, she was on the verge of being withdrawn from South Africa's current tour of England, and the no-objection certificate to play in overseas leagues would have been denied. She chose to retire from the national side instead, which meant she would no longer need NOCs to play for T20 franchises.The issue came to a head when Lee was required to complete a fitness test before the squad left South Africa. She asked to do it in her parents' hometown of Ermelo in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa instead of at her provinci...