Raymond van Schoor: Namibia international dies, aged 25

Raymond van Schoor (right)
Raymond van Schoor (right) served as both captain and vice-captain of Namibia

Former Namibia captain Raymond van Schoor has died at the age of 25, five days after he suffered a stroke while playing for his country.

The wicketkeeper collapsed while batting against Free State in a Cricket South Africa match on 15 November.

He scored more than 8,000 runs in 200 matches for Namibia in all formats.

Cricket Namibia president Richard Frankle said in a statement on the ICC websiteexternal-link: "Raymond was a tremendous asset to the national team."

Van Schoor, who made his national team debut aged 17 in 2007, played in this summer's International Cricket Council World Twenty20 Qualifier in Scotland and Ireland, and in an ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Ireland in Windhoek last month.

He captained Namibia 40 times and was his country's cricketer of the year in 2012.

AB de Villiers twitter
South Africa captain AB de Villiers pays tribute to Van Schoor on Titter
Kevin O'Brien twitter
Ireland international Kevin O'Brien played against Van Schoor in October

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