Friday, January 19, 2007

Proteas sport black armbands in today's test

By Tando Mfengwana
19 January 2007

The Proteas are wearing black armbands in today’s test against Pakistan following the death of Proteas Team manager, Goolam Rajah’s younger brother.

Ahmed Rajah died this morning after a long battle with cancer.

Before retirement, Ahmed was the opening batsman and wicket keeper for Transvaal under the South African Cricket Board between 1981 and 1998.

He was Transvaal’s most capped player along with Neil Edwards and Yasin Begg, and served as captain for quite a number of times.

Ahmed is said to have been at his best, when he came up against the then champions Western Province.

Ahmed’s twin brother, Mohammed Rajah ten years ago also passed away under similar circumstances.

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