Former SA cricket captain Clive Rice has passed away, aged 66.
Rice was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour, and sought medical treatment in India.
Although the former Transvaal captain played during the isolation period, Rice played three One Day Internationals for the national team in 1991. He was later omitted from the team that played at the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, his first-class career consisted of 482 matches, scoring 26,331 runs at an average of 40.95 runs per innings. The all-rounder also took 930 wickets at an average of 22.49 runs.
Dreadful news about Clive Rice. Was a man's man who only ever played it tough. RIP.— Clinton van der Berg (@ClintonV) July 28, 2015
Will never forget watching him at the Wanderers, terrorising batsmen with his yorkers. Middle-stumps cartwheeling behind them. #RIPCliveRice— WarrenK (@MrSmithMachine) July 28, 2015
Had the honor of meeting Clive Rice in person. Humble,unassuming amazing sportsman. #RIPCliveRice— Peter Herring (@Peter_O_Herring) July 28, 2015
#RIPCliveRice— Amanda Cooke (@capetowncurly) July 28, 2015
South African sport has lost a legend today