Cape Town - Cricket South Africa has expressed their shock and sadness at the tragic passing of Namibian cricketer, Raymond van Schoor, at the age of 25.
Van Schoor collapsed at the crease after suffering a stroke while representing his country in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge against Free State in Windhoek last Sunday.
“It is a terrible tragedy for anybody to die at such a young age,” 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.
“Although he was so young he had already represented Namibia for eight years and was one of the batting stalwarts of their side. He made more than 4 000 first-class runs, took 28 wickets and was a competent wicketkeeper as well.”
All cricketers involved in CSA Provincial on Saturday wore black armbands and observed a minute’s silence before the start of play as a mark of respect as well as to show solidarity with their Namibian colleagues.