Former Cape Town Cricket Club batsman and current Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer has been awarded an Member of the Order of the British Empire.
Coetzer received the award for services to cricket in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The 35-year-old Coetzer has played 52 ODIs and 48 T20Is. The talented right-hander is Scotland’s all-time leading run-scorer. He struck the country’s first World Cup century, against Bangladesh, in 2015.
“It’s very special and a huge honour to be awarded an MBE,” said Coetzer.
“It’s not something you ever consider, and it was a huge shock to hear the news. A special thank you to my family, friends and colleagues who have played a huge part in supporting me in my cricketing journey.
“Huge credit must also go to all my amazing team-mates, coaches and back room staff who have helped guide and shape me towards this special award. I couldn’t have done it without every one of you.”
Coetzer struck 1502 runs in 37 matches for Cape Town Cricket Club’s first XI. The tally included eight half-centuries.