Twitter reacts: Cricket legend Kotie Grove dies

2018-08-03 12:45
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Cape Town - The South African cricket community has paid tribute to Afrikaans commentator Kotie Grove who passed away on Friday morning.

Grove, who was 71, is understood to have battled cancer. 

Known for being one of the voices of South African cricket post-1992, Grove's first involvement in cricket reporting was in 1976 when he joined the SABC's commentary team as a scorer.

The tributes on Friday came from far and wide, with respected cricket journalists as well as former players all sending their condolences. 

Grove was a professor of classical studies at the Nelson Mandela University (formerly University of Port Elizabeth) for 44 years before retiring in 2014.

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