Correct Answer : Option (B) - 9th August 2022
High-profile cricket umpire "Rudi Koertzen" died Tuesday(9th Aug 2022) following a car crash. He was 73.
South Africa’s Algoa FM radio station reported that Koertzen and three other people were killed in a head-on collision near the town of Riversdale in the Western Cape province. Cricket South Africa announced Koertzen’s death but gave no details of the incident other than to say the renowned umpire died following a car accident.
Koertzen stood in 108 tests, a record 209 one-day internationals and 14 Twenty20 internationals over an 18-year career. His test debut was in South Africa’s first home series back in international cricket in 1992 after the country’s 22-year ban because of apartheid.
Koertzen, who took up umpiring in the year 1981
and stood in his first international match back in 1992 between India and South Africa at Port Elizabeth
, went on to officiate in 331 international matches,
a record that stool tall until he retired in the year 2010.
He became just the second umpire in history
to officiate more than 150 ODIs after the legendary David Shepherd
, and was also the second to stand in 200 Tests after Steve Bucknor
. One of the original members of the original members of the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2022..
Born : 26 March 1949, Knysna, South Africa
Died : 9 August 2022, South Africa
Source : SCMP