Cricket official Luke Fairweather shot dead

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2011-01-05 Luke Fairweather, Presidential suite guest at cricket test Newlands shot dead 

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Prominent cricket official Luke Fairweather, who was a guest at the President’s Suite during a test match between South Africa and India, was shot dead outside Sahara Park under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday. The announcement was made by the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA). The local SAPS spokesmen were ‘not available for comment on Thursday.

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Fairweather Luke Jan52010 shot dead Sahara Park Newlands during cricket match

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. http://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/world/official-shot-outside-newlands-1.1008742

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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