Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Percy Sonn awaits third umpire's decision at ICU

(Percy Sonn battles for life)

At a Cape Town hospital, ICC President Percy Sonn is awaiting the third umpire’s decision and his entire tensed family is going through an agonizing phase, for it does not know what the third umpire, up there, has in mind.

Apparently, the 57-year-old rotund Sonn had a colon operation after which he developed some complications. His secretary said they are “hoping against hopes” that Sonn might overcome the crisis.

“He's extremely critical. We are hoping against hope he'll pull through. He is unconscious and under heavy sedation," Sonn’s secretary George Hector said.

Sonn is unconscious and under heavy sedation.

Sonn is the sixth person to head the ICC, following Colin Cowdrey (1989-93), Sir Clyde Walcott (1993-97), Jagmohan Dalmiya (1997-2000), Malcolm Gray (2000-2003) and Ehsan Mani (2003-2006).

He is the first African to become the head of world cricket's administration.

Photo: BBC

1 comment:

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Prayers are with him.

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