A picture of Luke Fairweather taken from Facebook.
A picture of Luke Fairweather taken from Facebook.

Official shot outside Newlands

By Time of article published Jan 6, 2011

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A prominent cricket official was shot dead outside Sahara Park Newlands on Wednesday, the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) said on Thursday.

The details surrounding the incident, which took place during a Test match between South Africa and India, were not clear, said the association's CEO Andre Odendaal.

Luke Fairweather, an official of Alma Marist CC, who managed a Western Province underage team, had been a guest in the President's Suite at Sahara Park.

“This news defies belief and the cricket fraternity is in deep shock,” WPCA president Mohamed Ebrahim said.

The organisation sent its condolences to the family.

Flags at the stadium will be flown at half-mast in memory of Fairweather during the final day's play.

Western Cape police spokesperson were not immediately available for comment. - Sapa

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