Cricket

CSA mourns tragic passing of Lukhanya Tsiki

2016-04-20 16:47
Lukhanya Tsiki (supplied)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) are mourning the death of Lukhanya Tsiki (22) who tragically passed away on Monday, 18 April. 

Lukhanya was a student at the CSA/University of Fort Hare Academy where he was studying a diploma course in Marketing Management via MSC College. He had previously represented Border Schools at the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola under-19 cricket week in 2010 and 2011 while a student at Queen’s College.

He participated in physical fitness tests with other members of the Academy on Monday and suddenly collapsed while his group was taking a breather. Members of the Academy Staff endeavoured to revive him before he was transferred to the Alice Hospital where he passed away later the same day from suspected heart failure.

“This is shocking news for the entire South African Cricketing Community,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, “and on behalf of the CSA Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends and his cricketing colleagues. We will do everything we can to provide counselling and support to his family as well as the staff and players of the Academy who have understandably been deeply affected by this traumatic event.”

Lukhanya is survived by his brothers, Khaya and Cebo, and his sister, Neliswa. Cebo represented SA Schools in 2007 and made his franchise debut for the Cape Cobras during the course of the 2015/16 season.

The funeral service is planned for the last weekend of April.

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