Cape Town - Former Proteas all-rounder Clive Rice has collapsed at his home as a result of a brain tumour.
According to the Sport Rack website, Rice, 65, collapsed over the weekend and after subsequent scans, it was found that the tumour is too deep down in his brain for a neurosurgeon to conduct invasive surgery to remove it.
As a result, he is travelling to India in the "next few days" to get it removed.
Rice's career coincided directly with South Africa's sporting isolation, and his international experience was limited to his post-prime days.
He played three One Day Internationals for South Africa following the country's return from sporting isolation - against India in 1991.
Mere months later he was controversially left out of the squads for the one-off Test against the West Indies and the 1992 Cricket World Cup.