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Northern Cape Cricket mourns tragic death of rising star

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CEO of Northern Cape Cricket, Thapelo January said that the organisation is deeply saddened by the passing of Omphile Jonas who was a promising young cricketer. His death, January said, is a significant loss to the cricket community.

Northern Cape Cricket is deeply saddened by the passing of Omphile Jonas, a promising young cricketer who tragically passed away on Sunday. Picture: Facebook

ON SUNDAY tragedy struck in Kimberley, and was especially keenly felt at Northern Cape Cricket (NCC), when rising cricket star and product of the Frank Roro Hub, Omphile Jonas was killed in a hit and run incident in Galeshewe.

The CEO of NCC, Thapelo January, extended the organisation’s condolences to the family and friends of Jonas.

January said that the Northern Cape Cricket organisation is deeply saddened by the passing of Omphile who was a promising young cricketer. Omphile’s death, January said, is a significant loss to the cricket community.

Omphile, who attended Vuyolwethu High School, was known for his exceptional talent as a left-arm spin bowler. His cricketing journey began at the Frank Roro Hub, where his skills and dedication quickly shone through.

He represented the Northern Cape in various age-group provincial teams, demonstrating his prowess and commitment to the sport from a young age. Most recently, Omphile played a crucial role in the Northern Cape team during the CSA Hub Challenge held in George in March.

January expressed profound sorrow and extended heartfelt condolences to Omphile’s family and friends.

“The directors and staff extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends on the tragic passing of our player, Omphile,” January said.

“He was more than just a player; he was an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His contributions on and off the field were invaluable, and his absence will be deeply felt by teammates and friends.

“Our prayers and thoughts are with the family in this sad time. Northern Cape Cricket mourns the loss of a remarkable player and an even more remarkable individual,” he added.

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