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Former Zimbabwe cricketer, umpire Goosen dies


ZIMBABWE Cricket is mourning a former player and umpire, Quintin John Goosen.


Born on November 4 1946, Goosen passed away at Bryden Country School in Chegutu on Wednesday.

He was born at Lonely Mine in Matabeleland South and played cricket for Mashonaland Country Districts before becoming an umpire in Zimbabwe’s domestic first-class cricket competition, the Logan Cup, from 1994 to 2002.

Goosen rose to the international level of officiating and was an umpire in the second Test match between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo in February 1995.

He also umpired 12 one-day international (ODI) matches from 1994 to 2001: six at Harare Sports Club and six at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

In memory of Goosen, the Zimbabwe cricket team wore black arm-bands during their Triangular ODI series match against South Africa at the Harare Sports Club yesterday.

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