• Free State saddened by passing of ‘Baby’ Richards

    The Free State Cricket Union family is deeply saddened by the passing of Abubacher ‘Baby’ Richards. He will be remembered for his remarkable all-round sportsmanship and anti-racism support during the late 90s.

    The president of FSCU, Xander Snyders, commented: ‘It is a real sad day for Central Cricket Region. Oom Baby Richards was and will always be a legend and a great ambassador for cricket in the Central Region. His legacy will stay with us and he will be dearly missed. Condolences to his family, friends and cricket family.’

    FSCU vice-president Zola Thamae added: ‘As Free State Cricket we mourn the passing of one of a rare cricket species if I can use the term. Losing a Legend which had such an impact to the community at large leaves a void. We will surely miss his humbleness and immerse contribution into the game. Rest easy uncle “Baby”.

    ‘Oom Baby Richards played such a big role in the lives of all Sporting fans in the Central Region. He enjoyed sport and believed in the principle of playing the game hard, but always be humble and to stay in the spirit of the game. I will sincerely miss his calmness in which he managed crises and he will leave a big hole in the sporting fraternity. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and supporters,’ FSCU CEO Johan van Heerden concluded.


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    Andre Huisamen