Traumatic death of this famous umpire of world cricket, victim of untoward incident

New Delhi: World cricket’s famous umpire Rudy Kurtzen died in a road accident. Kurtzen from South Africa was 73 years old. A total of three people, including Kurtjan, lost their lives in the road accident. According to local media reports, the incident took place in Riversdale area on Tuesday morning. After playing golf, Kurtzen was returning from Cape Towns to his home i.e. Nelson Mandela Bay. Rudy Kurtzen’s son told that his father died on the spot.

Ruthie Kurtzen Jr. said, “He went to a golf tournament with some of his friends, and he was expected to be back on Monday, but now he will never come.” kurtzen

Curtzen, who had a passion for cricket since his youth, was a clerk in the South African Railways. He used to play cricket while working. He later became an umpire in 1981 and made his international debut eleven years later with the match between India and South Africa in Port Elizabeth. Kurtzen made his Test debut in 1992 in the Boxing Day Test match between South Africa and India in Port Elizabeth. He played a record 209 One Day Internationals and 14 T20 Internationals.

Rudy Kurtzen has officiated in 331 matches in international cricket, with the last Test match being Australia vs Pakistan which took place at Lord’s in 2010. One of the most popular faces of the game then said that he will miss the longest format the most. He told Sky Sports in an interview, ‘This morning I thought I would have a nice and easy day. It’s an amazing game and I was so honored to be a part of it and I will definitely miss it’

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