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Cricket South Africa mourns the passing of Brian Basson

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Cricket South Africa has heard with sadness of the passing of former umpire, match referee and administrator Brian Basson in Port Elizabeth last night at the age of 76. He had been in poor health for some time.

He served cricket with distinction first as an umpire and later as a match referee before becoming the General Manager of Cricket Operations for Cricket South Africa.

 “It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of Brian,” commented CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe. “He will always be remembered for the work he did in charge of our cricket operations after earlier being a highly respected umpire and match referee.

 “On behalf of the CSA Family I extend our deepest sympathy to his family, his friends and his colleagues in the cricket community.”

 He is survived by his wife, Pam, and his daughters, Monique and Nicole.

 A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 3pm at St. Saviour’s Church, Villiers Road, Walmer.