Former WPCA president passes away

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Former Western Province Cricket Association president Mohamed Ebrahim passed away this week.

Ebrahim was WPCA president from 2007 to 2011. He also served as chairman of Montrose Cricket Club.

“We are devastated to inform everyone of the passing of Mohamed ‘Boela’ Ebrahim,” read a statement from Montrose Cricket Club.

“He served for many years as our club chairman and then as the WPCA president. May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus, Inshallah.”

‘Senior figure’

Cricket South Africa members’ council acting president Rihan Richards added: “CSA is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Ebrahim.

“He was a senior figure at Western Province for a number of years and also served CSA with distinction. On behalf of the CSA family, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and associates.”

‘Loyal servant’

CSA interim board chairman doctor Stavros Nicolaou concluded: “Mohamed was part of a generation of excellent administrators and worked tirelessly towards ensuring that the game was run professionally and with the highest standards.

“He was a loyal servant of the WPCA and will be sorely missed.”

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