Mike Procter Dies / Mourning in the cricket world! This legendary South African cricketer passed away

Zoom News : Feb 18, 2024, 07:57 AM
Mike Procter Dies: A legend of the cricket world has said goodbye to this world. This veteran has died due to cardiac arrest. As soon as the news of his death came out, there was a wave of mourning in the cricket world. Let us tell you that this veteran had worked as an ICC match referee between 2002 and 2008. Earlier, this veteran had also become the head coach of the South African team.

This legendary cricketer passed away

Mike Procter, one of South Africa's great all-rounders, has died at the age of 77. Mike Proctor breathed his last in a hospital near his home in Durban, South Africa. Proctor's wife Marina confirmed the news to the South African press late Saturday night. Proctor's wife told that he had undergone a surgery, due to which he had to go through many problems. Due to this he suffered cardiac arrest.

Mike Proctor's cricket career

Procter's international career was cut short due to South Africa's sporting isolation in the 1970s and 1980s. He played only 7 matches for South Africa. All of which were played against Australia in 1966–67 and 1969. During this period he took 41 wickets at an average of 15.02. He helped South Africa win six of his seven Test matches, while one match was a draw.

Also became the coach of South African team

Mike Procter is known for his chest-on action and releasing the ball early in his delivery stride. Apart from being the first coach of the South African team in the post-apartheid era, Mike Procter was also associated with the English county Gloucestershire. As a coach, Mike Procter had taken the South African team to the semi-finals of the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Procter then worked as an ICC match referee between 2002 and 2008.

Mike Proctor's brilliant domestic career

Mike Proctor had a brilliant domestic career. Procter played 401 first-class games, scoring 21,936 runs at an average of 36.01 with 48 centuries and 109 fifties. During this period, he also took 1,417 wickets at an average of 19.53.