Advertisement

  • News
  • Columns
  • Interviews
  • BW Communities
  • Events
  • BW TV
  • Subscribe to Print
  • Editorial Calendar 19-20
BW Businessworld

Cricket South Africa condoles demise of Robin Jackman

Cricket South Africa condoles demise of Robin Jackman

Photo Credit :

Johannesburg [Cape Town], December 26 (ANI): Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday joined the cricketing world in mourning the demise of Robin David Jackman.
Jackman, a county and England Test cricketer was especially known in South Africa for his cricket commentary. His distinctive voice took the Proteas through the highs and lows of cricket over decades.
Born in Shimla, India on August 13, 1945, his family returned to Surrey, England in 1946. Jackman, schooled in Canterbury went on to play in four Tests and 15 ODIs for England, while he took 1,402 wickets in a 399-game first-class career between 1966 and 1982.
He eventually settled in South Africa with his wife, Yvonne, a nurse from Grahamstown. In South Africa, 'Jackers' as he was affectionately known, was a household voice for all who loved and followed cricket.
"Always passionate and knowledgeable, he was also known for his big-hearted enjoyment of life. In 2012 he was diagnosed with cancer of the vocal chords. He continued commentating for a while and was also very actively involved in fundraising for the Mercy Ships and Grace Vision," said CSA in an official release.
"We mourn the loss of a fine man, a lover of life, a cricket aficionado and a commentator who became part of the fabric of South African cricket in so many ways," the statement added.
His passing, a few days after the death of his former Surrey teammate, John Edrich, leaves a void in the cricketing world but particularly in South African cricketing life. (ANI)

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this publishing house. Unless otherwise noted, the author is writing in his/her personal capacity. They are not intended and should not be thought to represent official ideas, attitudes, or policies of any agency or institution.


Tags assigned to this article:
Robin Jackman CSA latest updates Surrey shimla Graeme Smith

ANI

ANI

More From The Author >>