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.
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.
“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.