A young South African cricketer has collapsed and died of suspected heart failure while training with his academy side in the Eastern Cape town of Alice.
Lukhanya Tsiki, 22, was taking part in fitness tests on Monday at Fort Hare Academy when he suddenly collapsed when his group took a break from their exercises.
Members of the academy staff endeavoured to revive him before he was transferred to the Alice Hospital where he passed away later the same day. The academy is run by former South Africa Test fast bowler Mfuneko Ngam.
Tsiki was a student at the Fort Hare Academy, which has a partnership with Cricket South Africa, where he was studying a diploma course in Marketing Management. He had previously represented Border Schools at the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Under-19 national cricket week in 2010 and 2011, cricinfo reports.