ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat offered condolences to the family of respected journalist, broadcaster and former player Peter Roebuck, who died suddenly in Cape Town at the age of 55.
“Peter will be missed by the cricket fraternity – this is a real loss for cricket journalism. He will be remembered not only as an excellent player, journalist and broadcaster but also as someone who cared deeply about the game of cricket. I would like to pass our condolences to Peter’s family and friends for their loss,” said Haroon Lorgat.
“Peter was a widely read and well respected journalist who had unique, incisive and forthright views on the game. His talent, both as a writer and broadcaster, was highly regarded throughout the cricket world. He held strong opinions which, whether you agreed with him or not, you could not ignore as they were well thought out and based on good argument.
“His cricketing intellect and his thoughtfulness on the game will be sadly missed. Whenever I met Peter, I found him to be challenging on a wide range of cricketing issues.
“His background as a former player and successful captain of Somerset in England gave him an insight and a knowledge which he was then able to convey, with clarity and flair, to his readers, listeners and even to administrators.