Cricket administrator dies

2013-03-07 16:43
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Johannesburg - Veteran cricket administrator Paul Saville died on Thursday morning in Cape Town, at the age of 76, said Cricket SA's acting CEO Naasei Appiah.

"This is a huge loss to cricket generally and to the community in which he lived," Appiah said.

"He gave a lifetime of service to the game that he loved and he would always give willingly of his time, his knowledge and his experiences to others.

"On behalf of the CSA family I extend deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time."

A stalwart member of the St Augustine's Club, Saville served as chairperson of the club for many years and as vice-president of the Western Province Cricket Board as the right-hand to legendary president, the late Hassan Howa.

Saville was honorary life president of St Augustine's and an honorary life member of the Western Province Cricket Association.

He was manager of the Western Province Cricket Board provincial team which achieved considerable success during the 1970s and 80s and, until his death, was still very active in cricket and community affairs.

Saville is survived by his wife, three sons, his daughters and his grandchildren.

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