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Namibia batsman Raymond van Schoor has died five days after he suffered a stroke and collapsed during a Cricket Aouth Africa (CSA) Provincial One-Day Challenge match against Free State on Sunday in Windhoek.
Van Schoor was initially thought to have collapsed due to heat stroke, but after he was rushed to the hospital, scans showed that he had suffered a mild stroke in the brain.
The 25-year-old was transferred to the ICU on Wednesday in serious condition, but his health deteriorated and he passed away on Friday.
“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,” Cricket Namibia president Richard Frankle said via a statement 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. He was taken far too early from us. We however accept that Almighty God needed him to represent the Heavenly Angels! May his soul rest in peace!”
During his career, van Schoor played 92 first-class matches and scored 4,303 runs, which included five centuries, at an average of 27.40. He also played 103 List A games and amassed 2,618 runs at an average of 29.08. The 25-year-old also featured in 70 Twenty20 games, during which he accumulated 1,550 runs at an average of 29.24.