Darryn Randall killed

by umer | 7:34 AM in |

Darryn Randall killed--Randall, 32, could not be revived after being rushed to the hospital.

The South African cricket fraternity has been rocked by the death of club player Darryn Randall who was killed after being struck on the head.

According to Sport24, Randall, 32, played for Old Selbornians against Fort Hare University in Alice in a Premier League match under the auspices of the Border Cricket Board.

Randall was struck on the side of the head while attempting to pull a short delivery, the report said.

He collapsed and was rushed to the Alice Hospital where the medical staff was unable to revive him, the report added.

Randall played four First Class and four List A games for Border as a wicketkeeper batsman in 2009. He had also played for provincial youth teams while a pupil at Stirling Primary and Selborne College in East London, Cricinfo reported. He is survived by his mother and his fiancée.

Cricket SA CEO Haroon Lorgat said that it was a very sad day and he would like to convey CSA's deepest condolences on behalf of the South African cricketing family not just to his family and friends but also to all the players, umpires, clubs and everybody else who was present at this match.