Former Zimbabwe player, coach Kevin Curran dies

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 09:41 hrs

Former all-rounder and national team coach Kevin Curran has died after collapsing while jogging, the ​Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said on Wednesday. He was 53.

''Curran died early Wednesday morning in the eastern city of Mutare. The cause of death is not yet known,'' said the Zimbabwe cricket.

Curran was coach of domestic team Mashonaland Eagles, who were in Mutare to play Mountaineers in a one-dayer and Twenty20 game. Those fixtures have been cancelled.

Curran, a right-handed batsman and fast-medium bowler, played 11 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe and appeared at the 1983 and 1987 World Cups. He also played for English county sides Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire.

ZC managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa said, "We are still in shock. Kevin was the epitome of health and we have yet to make sense of this tragic loss."

More from Sify: