25-year-old Namibian cricketer dies after suffering stroke

Melbourne: Namibian cricketer Raymond Van Schoor has passed away at the age of 25, five days after collapsing during a match.

Van Schoor, who complained of dizziness and asked for water during an ODI against South African side Orange Free-State, was immediately rushed to hospital after he collapsed.

"It is with deep regret and sorrow that I announce the passing of Raymond van Schoor," Cricket Namibia president Richard Frankle was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.

According to the scan, Van Schoor had suffered a stroke.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who had scored 4000 runs over 173 matches in limited-overs cricket had represented Namibia in ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier campaign earlier this year.

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