Namibian cricketer dies on pitch after suffering a stroke

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A Namibian cricketer, Raymond van Schoor, has died after suffering a stroke while batting in a tournament in South Africa.

van Schoor was 25. He collapsed at the crease after suffering a stroke while representing Namibia in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge against Free State in Windhoek last Sunday.

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) reacted with “shock and sadness” of the tragic passing away of van Schoor.

 

“It is a terrible tragedy for anybody to die at such a young age. And on behalf of the CSA Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends and his cricketing colleagues,” commented CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

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“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.”

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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.

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