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Namibia batsman Raymond van Schoor has slipped into a coma after collapsing and being admitted to hospital during a Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial One-Day Challenge match on Sunday in Windhoek.
According to a report in the Republikein, van Schoor showcased signs of heatstroke despite the temperature being 34 degrees Celsius during his side’s five-wicket win over Free State.
The 25-year-old came to the crease in the 35th over and scored 15 off 16 balls before a break was taken at the end of the 43rd over.
Following the break, van Schoor’s team-mate Nicolaas Scholtz revealed that the former had complained of a headache and dizziness before asking for some water to be brought onto the field.
“He took a sip or two and the next moment he stumbled over,” Scholtz said. “I caught him in my arms.”
According to reports, an ambulance arrived at the ground after van Schoor had collapsed and rushed him to a local hospital.
In the days that followed, van Schoor’s condition took a turn for the worse and he has since slipped into a coma.