Wednesday 10 October 2012 

Former Zimbabwe Coach Kevin Curran Dies Aged 53

Former Zimbabwe Coach Kevin Curran Dies Aged 53
Former Zimbabwe Coach Kevin Curran Dies Aged 53
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Former Zimbabwe all-rounder and coach Kevin Curran has died at the age of 53 in Mutare.

Curran represented Zimbabwe in 11 One-Day Internationals between 1983 and 1988, also coaching the team between 2005 and 2007.

He was also in charge of the Zimbabwe Academy and the Mashonaland Eagles before his death. The Eagles' next two matches have been postponed as a mark of respect.

Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed his passing amid reports that he had collapsed while jogging.

"We are still in shock, Kevin was the epitome of health and we have yet to make sense of this tragic loss," Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Wilfred Mukondiwa said.

Curran, who first played for Zimbabwe in 1980, played in the 1983 and 1987 World Cups, representing Boland and Natal in South Africa as well as Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire in England.

He retired in 1999, coaching Namibia before taking on the Zimbabwe job.

In 324 first-class matches during his career, he scored 15,740 runs including 25 centuries. He played 407 one-day games, scoring 9,194 runs.

Curran, a right-arm fast-medium bowler also took 969 wickets.

© Cricket World 2012

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