Namibian batsman Van Schoor dies after collapsing on field


Namibia international cricketer Raymond Van Schoor has passed away five days after collapsing during a match, it was announced on Friday.

Cricket Namibia released a statement confirming the tragic death of 25-year-old Van Schoor, who suffered a stroke while playing in a one-day game against Free State in Windhoek on Sunday.

Van Schoor was batting when he collapsed on the field. He was rushed to hospital and transferred to intensive care but died 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," 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.

"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!"

Van Schoor featured in Namibia's ICC World Twenty20 qualifying campaign earlier this year, while he also appeared in the Intercontinental Cup match against Ireland.

He played 92 first-class matches, tallying five hundreds and 20 half-centuries as he scored over 4000 runs.