Namibia cricketer Raymond van Schoor dies after suffering stroke

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Namibia cricketer Raymond Van Schoor has passed away, five days after collapsing during a South Africa domestic match in Windhoek.

A veteran of over 200 games, Van Schoor, 25, fell on the ground last Sunday and was later rushed to a hospital where scans revealed that he had suffered a stroke. He was later transferred to the ICU on Wednesday but died in the early hours on Saturday morning.

Van Schoor was batting for Namibia in one-day game against Free State when, according to team-mate Nicolaas Scholtz, he asked for water after complaining of dizziness in sweltering conditions. “He took a sip or two and the next moment he stumbled over. I caught him in my arms,” Scholtz said.

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.

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