Cricket official shot dead

2011-01-06 10:31

A prominent cricket official was shot dead outside Sahara Park


The details surrounding the incident, which took place during a

Test match yesterday between South Africa and India, were not clear, said

Western Province Cricket Association’s (WPCA) chief executive, Andre


Luke Fairweather, an official of Alma Marist CC, who managed a

Western Province underage team, had been a guest in the president’s suite at

Sahara Park.

“This news defies belief and the cricket fraternity is in deep

shock,” WPCA president Mohamed Ebrahim said.

The organisation sent its condolences to the family.

Flags at the stadium will be flown at half-mast in memory of

Fairweather during the final day’s play.

Western Cape police were not immediately available for comment.

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