SA cricket legend Rice mourned

JOHANNEBSURG, (CAJ News) – THE International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed sadness at the death of former South Africa all-rounder, Clive Rice.

He has passed on after a long battle with a brain tumour at the age of 66.

“Clive Rice was a giant of the game, not just in South Africa, but across the cricketing world,” ICC Chief Executive and former South Africa international David Richardson.

“Clive was hugely regarded across the world game as a player, but later as a coach and mentor where he inspired the likes of Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock and Jonty Rhodes, and he will be greatly missed by those who knew him. On behalf of the ICC I would like to extend our condolences to his wife Sue and children at this difficult time.”

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance, the country’s official opposition, also mourned the passing on of Rice.

“Clive made major contributions to both cricketing and motorsports on a local and international level. May the lessons of his perseverance live on in our country’s future sportsmen and women,” said Darren Bergman, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Sports and Recreation.

Over a first-class career spanning 25 years, Rice scored 26,331 runs in 482 matches, including a highest score of 246. A hugely respected fast-medium bowler, he claimed 930 wickets at an average of 22.49 in a career where he also represented Nottinghamshire, Transvaal, Natal and Scotland with distinction.

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