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.
Tragic news from Namibia this evening as Raymond Van Schoor has passed away at the age of 25 pic.twitter.com/2ZpSrENZrP
— ICC (@ICC) November 20, 2015
“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.
“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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