Clive Rice dies at age 66

JULY 28, 2015

Former South African cricket captain, Clive Rice, passed away in hospital on Tuesday morning.

Rice, 66, had been suffering from a brain tumour in recent times.

He visited India earlier this year, receiving robotic radiation treatment for a cancer-related brain tumour at Bangalore’s Health Care Global Hospital.

The treatment seemingly went well, but Rice lost his battle on Tuesday.

Rice's career coincided directly with South Africa's sporting isolation, and his international experience was limited to his post-prime days.

He played three One Day Internationals for South Africa following the country's return from sporting isolation - against India in 1991.

Mere months later he was controversially left out of the squads for the one-off Test against the West Indies and the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

The former Transvaal captain played 482 first class matches, scoring 26 331 runs at an average of 40.95.

He also took 930 wickets at an average of 22.49.               



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