Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Zim National team Selector Dies

Zimbabwe national team selector and former fast bowler Kevin Curran dies at the age of 53, Zimbabwe Cricket announces.

Curran, who had been coaching Zimbabwean franchise Mashonaland Eagles, collapsed while jogging in Mutare, with the exact cause of death yet to be determined.

Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa tells zimcricket.org: "We are still in shock, Kevin was the epitome of health and we have yet to make sense of this tragic loss. KC's past and continued contribution to the game of cricket is unquestionable and dates as far back as his playing days up until the phenomenal work he had been doing at Mash Eagles.

About Kevin Curran:
Kevin Malcolm Curran was born in Rusape in the Manicaland province, on the 7th of September, 1959. He completed his secondary education at the then Marandellas High School, and then proceeded to concentrate on cricket, rising to become an international player. A right-arm fast-medium bowler and middle-order batsman, he first played for Zimbabwe in 1980, and among the tours he went on were two to Sri Lanka and one to England plus the 1983 and 1987 International Cricket Council Cricket World Cups. In between his international appearances, Curran played county cricket in England, where for five times he scored 1000 runs in a season. He played for Gloucestershire and then moved to Northamptonshire where he played until retiring at the end of 1999. He alsoplayed for Natal and Boland in South Africa. Back home, he was appointed the national team assistant coach. He left the post to head the Namibia team. He returned to Zimbabwe in September 2004, and was appointed director of coaching at the CFX Cricket Academy in Harare. InAugust 2005, he replaced Phil Simmons as national team coach. By Sbue
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