WPCA mourn passing of ‘committed club man’ Omar Sonday

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Former Western Province Cricket Association treasurer Omar Sonday passed away this week.

Sonday was a longstanding member of Cravenby Cricket Club.

“The WPCA board, management and staff are saddened to hear of the passing today of Omar Sonday. He was a longstanding executive member, director and treasurer on the WPCA board,” read a statement from the WPCA.

“More recently, he served as a director on WPCA Property Holdings. He is fondly remembered for his commitment to cricket and was a great servant to the game and to Western Province cricket.”

WPCA president Ashraf Burns added: “Omar will be remembered for his dedication in serving Cravenby Cricket Club and the WPCA on various committees over the years.

“He made useful contributions as a WPCA board member and subsequently as a WPCA Propco director, where his services will be sorely missed. You played a great innings, Omar.”

Former WPCA president Arnold Bloch concluded: “I grew to know Omar very well. He was a committed club man and in later years progressed to serve our WPCA. It is with sadness I extend sincere condolences to his family during this painful period.”