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Namibia cricketer Raymond van Schoor dies after struggling stroke

Namibia cricketer Raymond van Schoor has handed away on Saturday (November 21), 5 days after collapsing throughout a South Africa home match in Windhoek.

A veteran of over 200 video games, van Schoor, 25, fell on the bottom final Sunday and was later rushed to a hospital the place scans revealed that he had suffered a stroke. He was later transferred to the ICU on Wednesday however died within the early hours on Saturday morning.

Van Schoor was batting for Namibia in a single-day recreation towards Free State when, in line with teammate Nicolaas Scholtz, he requested for water after complaining of dizziness in sweltering circumstances. “He took a sip or two and the subsequent second he stumbled over. I caught him in my arms,” Scholtz stated.

On Friday, Cricket Namibia confirmed that the 25-yr-previous had handed away. “It’s with deep remorse and sorrow that I announce the passing of Raymond van Schoor at 19h17 Namibian time on Friday the twentieth November 2015,” stated Cricket Namibia president Richard Frankle. “On behalf of Cricket Namibia, I categorical my most honest condolences to the whole van Schoor and La Cock households.

“Raymond was an incredible asset to Cricket Namibia and the Nationwide Cricket Group. He was taken far too early from us. We nevertheless settle for that Almighty God wanted him to symbolize the Heavenly Angels! Might his soul relaxation in peace!”

The wicketkeeper-batsman just lately performed the Intercontinental Cup match towards Eire and was an integral a part of Namibia’s ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier marketing campaign earlier this yr. In ninety two first-class matches, he scored over 4000 runs with 5 centuries and 20 half-centuries.

His demise comes every week earlier than the one-yr anniversary of the dying of former Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, who was additionally 25 when he died after being hit by a bouncer throughout a Sheffield Defend match. Since then, two extra casualties have been reported on the cricket subject, together with that of a younger Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri.

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