Cricket

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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