Namibian Cricketer Dies After Stroke


Windhoek: Namibia International Raymond Van Schoor dies aged 25, five days after he collapsed during a match in the capital Windhoek on Friday.

Van Schoor, who first played for Namibia as a teenager and has played more than 200 matches for his country, collapsed during a South African domestic game against Free State on Sunday and was rushed to hospital. Scans later revealed that he had suffered a stroke and he was transferred to the ICU on Wednesday in a serious condition.

On Friday, Cricket Namibia confirmed that the 25-year-old had passed away. “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,” said Cricket Namibia president Richard Frankle.

“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.

“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!”