Sunday, May 27, 2007

ICC president Percy Sonn dies

By Chanel September
27 May 2007

The International Cricket Council (ICC) president, Percy Sonn has died at the Durbanville Medi-Clinic on Sunday morning.

According to reports Sonn, 57, died following complications related to a colon operation.

Sonn was the first African to head cricket's world governing body. He also contributed largely in the uniting of South African cricket and negotiating its return to the world pitch in 1991.

"Percy Sonn will be mourned throughout the cricketing world as one of the best administrators the game has known”, says CEO of Cricket South Africa, Gerald Majola, in a statement.

"He was one of the pioneers of non-racial cricket in South Africa. It was a great tribute for South African and world cricket that he was able to rise from playing as a youngster in the dusty streets of the townships to the highest office in world cricket”, says Majola.

Sonn is survived by his wife Sandra, two sons and a daughter.


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