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Cricketers who were murdered


  • Cricket has not always been as clean as it has been told, match fixing, spot fixing are the darkest sides of the game that led to crime and murder. We know the fatal incident has happened to former South African captain Hansie Cronje, who died in a plane crash, which is suspected as a conspiracy to murder him to reveal the scandal of match fixing in 2000. Pakistan coach and former England cricketer Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica during the 2007 cricket world cup. Originally believed to have been strangled but the investigation returned an open verdict, neither ruling out strangulation nor death by natural causes.

    Here is a list of cricketers who were murdered:

     

    Player

    Reason of death

    Played for

    Died on

    Edward Wright

    Murdered in roits

    British Guiana, Gloucestershire, Jamaica

    23-11-1904

    Claude Tozer

    Shot and killed by his patient

     

    New South Wales

     

    21-12-1920

    Robert Makant

    Murdered whilst on duty in Kurdistan

    Lancashire

    18-06-1922

    Huntsman Williams

    Killed in rocket attack on his vehicle in Rhodesia

    Rhodesia

    03-08-1978

    Jeff Stollmeyer

    Shot five times by the intruders and also suffered head injuries at his Port-of-Spain home

    West Indies, Trinidad

    10-09-1989

     

    Muni Lal

    Murdered along with his wife by burglars who broke into his house

    North Zone (India)

    08-01-1990

    Haseeb-ul-Hasan

     

    Shot by an unknown gunman

    Derbyshire

    18-04-1990

    William Strydom

    Shot during a robbery

    Orange Free State

    20-02-1995

     

    Ashley Harvey-Walker

    Shot dead in a Johannesburg bar

    Derbyshire

    28-04-1997

    Francois Weideman

    Shot during a robbery

    Transvaal

    04-06-2001

    Nezam Hafiz

    Worked at the World Trade Center, New York during  9/11

    Guyana

    11-09-2001

     

    Mark Parker

    As a result of the Bali bombings

    Otago

    12-10-2002

    Rahatullah

    Shot

    Pakistan Under-19s

     

    11-02-2008

    Louis Vorster

    Shot during an armed robbery

    Namibia, Transvaal, Worsectershire

    18-04-2012

     

    Errol Peart

    Shot while helping the victim of an attempted robbery

    United States of America

    02-12-2012

     

    Kuntal Chandra

    Body found in the outskirts of Dhaka

    Bangladesh U-19s, Chittagong, Sylhet Division

     

    02-12-2012

    John Eugene Commins

    Found dead in his home in Cape Town

    Western Province

    03-01-2013

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