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Raymond van Schoor, 25, dies five days after suffering stroke during cricket match

Raymond van Schoor died five days after he suffered a stroke in Namibia's game against Free State.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 21, 2015 3:45:13 pm
Raymond van Schoor, Raymond van Schoor Namibia, Namibia cricket, cricket Namibia, Raymond van Schoor dead, Raymond van Schoor death, cricket deaths, phil hughes, cricket news, cricket Raymond van Schoor was only 25 year-old but the most capped player for Namibia. (Source: ICC)

Raymond van Schoor, 25-year-old Namibia wicket-keeper batsman died at a hospital after suffering from a stroke during a game against Free State in a CSA Provincial one-day Challenge match in Windhoek.

In an official statement, Cricket Namibia President Richard Frankle expressed condolences.

“It is with deep regret and sorrow that I announce the passing of Raymond van Schoor at 19h17 Namibian time on Friday the 20th November 2015. On behalf of Cricket Namibia, I express my most sincere condolences to the entire Van Schoor and La Cock families. Raymond was a tremendous asset to Cricket Namibia and the National Cricket Team” the statement said.

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“He was taken far too early from us. We however accept that Almighty God needed him to represent the Heavenly Angels! May his soul rest in peace!” he added.

Raymond complained of dizziness during the match and asked for water but collapsed immediately and was helped by team-mates to be taken off the ground.

The cricketer was announced dead on Friday night at a local hospital.

In over 200 matches – the most – for Namibia, Raymond has scored more than 8000 runs. In 92 First Class matches he has scored 4303 runs, the second most for Namibia, with five centuries and 20 half-centuries.

The right-handed batsman was the leading run-getter for Namibia in T20Is with 1550 runs.

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