logo 90 anni
aipsmedia appstore ipad
aipsmedia appstore android
CRICKET
Bookmark and Share
Cricket mourns sudden death of Percy Sonn
Photo by Getty Images
 
Dubai, May 27, The cricket world is in mourning following the sudden death of International Cricket Council President Percy Sonn. 
57-year old Sonn died in Cape Town following complications from minor colon surgery.
His death was announced in a press release issued this afternoon by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Mr Sonn’s tenure was originally due to end next year was extended to 2009 after the Executive Board had a split vote between Indian Cricket Board chief Sharad Pawar and ECB head David Morgan last year.

Leading figures from the world of cricket paid tribute to Mr Sonn including Presidential predecessor Ehsan Mani who said: "As a cricket administrator and a man, Percy Sonn was a giant. In all the circles in which he moved, he commanded a huge amount of respect and that was never more obvious than when he was in an ICC Board meeting.

"Percy never spoke for the sake of it but when he did speak people listened.  He was one of the most intelligent men I have ever met and cricket will be much the poorer for his passing.

"It is a tragedy that he was only able to fill the role of ICC President for one year.  I have lost a great personal friend and my thoughts are with his wife Sandra, his brothers and sisters and his three children."
ICC World Cup winning Australia captain Ricky Ponting said: "I will always associate Percy with one of the happiest moments of my career as he was the man who handed over the Cricket World Cup trophy to the Australia team at the end of the tournament in Barbados last month.
"He and his wife then flew with us back from Barbados to London where we went our separate ways and to think he is no longer with us less than a month later is a huge shock.
"I am shocked and saddened to hear this news and first and foremost my thoughts are with Percy's family and friends.
"I have been told of his lifetime of service to the game in what, for many years, must have been difficult circumstances in South Africa. Cricket obviously owes him a huge debt of thanks."
ICC CEO Malcolm Speed: "Percy's mantra was that the game should be inclusive not exclusive; he relished modern cricket's diversity. Percy was never afraid to speak his mind but his great skill, especially in meetings where discord was possible, was to do so in such a way that he got everyone together and pulling in the same direction.
"Percy was utterly committed to the game at all levels and his mantras were that the game had to be inclusive rather than exclusive and that it had to be played the right way, to be true to the Spirit of Cricket.
"He relished the fact that this year's ICC Cricket World Cup took place in the Caribbean because the nine countries that hosted the tournament mirrored the game's diversity on a worldwide level, something he saw as a real strength”.
Mr Sonn was aware throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup that he would have to undergo surgery.
The surgery went ahead with Mr Sonn facing the prospect of further treatment afterwards but following that surgery his condition deteriorated rapidly and he passed away today.
Born on September 25, 1949, Percival Henry Frederick Sonn, universally known as Percy, dedicated much of his life to cricket. His career in the game's administration began while he was still a teenager in South Africa, in the midst of the Apartheid regime.
He helped with the organization of his club side, Bellville South, and it marked the start of a lifetime's work for the betterment of the game at local, national and international level.
Mr Sonn emerged as a leading administrator when he served as Vice-President to Hassan Howa at the Western Province Cricket Board, for nine years from 1974, taking over the role of President of the Board from 1990 to 1992. He then became President of the newly-formed Western Province Cricket Association in 1993. 
Mr Sonn served as a Vice President of the South African Cricket Board before the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) was formed, played a crucial role in the unity process in 1991, and served as a Management Committee Member of the UCBSA (now CSA) from its inauguration until 2003. 
He also served as President of the UCBSA for three years until 2003.
 
 
 
Video GalleryView all
laureus
specialolympics
honav
aips_arabic
Continental Sections 
aips asia
aips america
aips europe
Flash Sport World NewsView all
REVEALED: The huge financial boost Leicester will receive by winning the Premier League
30/4/16 02:45 - Daily Mirror
Giro di Turchia, Modolo bissa in volata
30/4/16 02:45 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Lionel Messi brilliantly and brutally humiliates Gerard Pique in Barcelona training
30/4/16 02:36 - Daily Mirror
Davies, grande trionfo La Ducati domina a Imola
30/4/16 02:35 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Everton vs Bournemouth live score and goal updates from the Premier League clash
30/4/16 02:29 - Daily Mirror
Stoke vs Sunderland live score and goal updates from Premier League clash at the Britannia
30/4/16 02:22 - Daily Mirror
Kings XI seek turnaround under new leadership
30/4/16 02:18 - Cricinfo
Cristiano Ronaldo puts the work in as he aims to prove his fitness ahead of Manchester City clash
30/4/16 02:17 - Daily Mirror
Ben-Hatira weist Doping-Verdacht zurück: "Ich bin doch nicht doof"
30/4/16 02:05 - Süddeutsche
Live West Brom vs West Ham score and goal updates from Hawthorns Premier League clash
30/4/16 02:05 - Daily Mirror
Live Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid score and goal updates as Los Blancos look to go top of La Liga
30/4/16 02:04 - Daily Mirror
Brocchi: "Serve il gruppo Senza l'Europa č fallimento"
30/4/16 02:00 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Wild wins women's Tour de Yorkshire
30/4/16 02:00 - BBC Sport
Restored Hales ready to make up for lost time
30/4/16 01:55 - Cricinfo
Juric e le ultime del Crotone "Decideranno i giocatori"
30/4/16 01:52 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Watford vs Aston Villa live score and goal updates from Premier League clash at Vicarage Road
30/4/16 01:48 - Daily Mirror
Newcastle vs Crystal Palace live score and goal updates from the Premier League clash
30/4/16 01:35 - Daily Mirror
Toro Rosso role too good to turn down, says Booth
30/4/16 01:23 - Reuters
Hamilton faster than ever in final Sochi practice
30/4/16 01:21 - Reuters
Leicester pronta alla festa Ranieri "battezza" i neonati
30/4/16 01:21 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
EditorialFocusInterviewProfilesTimeout
Focus
The Ethics 'Iron Lady' of the Olympics

Read more
AIPS Partners 
  IOC
International Olympic Committe
  FIFA
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  IAAF
International Association of Athletics Federations
  FINA
Federation Internationale de Natation
  FIBA
International Basketball Federation
  FIS
International Ski Federation
  FIG
Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique
  FISU
Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire
  FIAS
Federation International Amateur de Sambo
  UWW
United World Wrestling
  IHF
International Handball Federation
  EHF
European Handball Federation
     
Copyright 2008 AIPS MEDIA | Privacy PolicyWeb Design: Studio Colore