Namibia cricketer Raymond van Schoor dies after suffering a stroke in match

November 21, 2015, 9:24am

Raymond van Schoor died at the age of 25 as he suffered a stroke during Namibia's match against Orange Free State. He was the youngest player to represent Namibia. (Image Source: ICC Twitter)  

By Siddharth Vishwanathan, NDTV Sports

Windhoek: Raymond van Schoor, Namibia's wicketkeeper-batsman, has died at the age of 25 after suffering a stroke five days ago during Namibia's one-day match against Orange Free State in Windhoek. (Latest Cricket News)

During the game, van Schoor had moved to 15 but complained of dizziness. He asked for water but collapsed immediately. He was helped out by his team-mates and was taken to hospital. He was announced dead on Friday night.

Cricket Namibia released a statement which was read by the president Richard Frankle, "It is with deep regret and sorrow that I announce the passing of Raymond van Schoor on Friday. 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."

Van Schoor played 92 First-class matches and 103 List-A games for Namibia. He scored 4303 runs at first-class level with 20 fifties and five hundreds and scored 2618 runs in one-day games with 18 fifties. He was also a useful utility medium-fast bowler, with 28 wickets in the longer version of the game.

He was also the youngest player to represent Namibia and he was also the captain of the U-15 team. His prime moment came in the 2009/10 ICC Intercontinental Shield tournament when he smashed 317 runs at an average of 52.83 with a high of 152. The ICC also tweeted their condolences.