CAPE TOWN – Former South African umpire Rudi Koertzen died in a automobile accident on Tuesday. He was 73.
Koertzen obtained right into a automobile accident whereas he was travelling again to his hometown alongside along with his mates.
“Rudi suffered fatal injuries after an accident near Stilbaai between Cape Town and Gqeberha,” stated the household spokesperson.
His son, Rudi Koertzen Jr informed Algoa FM Information that his father died on impression.
“He went on a golf tournament with some of his friends, and they were expected to come back on Monday, but it seems they decided to play another round of golf,” Koertzen Jr stated.
Koertzen was one of many best umpires in world cricket. He umpired in 108 Checks, 209 ODIs, and 14 T20Is.
He first umpired in 1981, dealt with his maiden worldwide project 11 years later, and retired in 2010 after a Take a look at between Australia and Pakistan in Leeds, England.
He grew to become often called the ‘slow finger of death’ as a result of he very slowly elevating his finger every time indicating a batsman was out.