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Former South African cricket captain Clive Rice passed away in hospital on Tuesday morning after suffering from brain tumour. He was 66 years old.

Rice had recently travelled to India for treatment for his cancer-related tumour in Bangalore.

Rice’s career coincided directly with South Africa’s sporting isolation, and his international experience was limited to his post-prime days.

He played three one-day internationals for South Africa following the country’s return from isolation, against India in 1991.

Only months later he was controversially left out of the squads for the one-off test against the West Indies and the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

The former Transvaal captain’s first-class career comprised 482 matches in South Africa and for Nottinghamshire, and he scored 26,331 runs and took 930 wickets between 1969 and 1994.

He also played 479 List A matches, making 13,474 runs and taking 517 wickets.