Tributes flow for Rudi Koertzen following shock death

Tributes arrived quickly for Rudi Koertzen after the well-respected international umpire died in a car crash in South Africa on Tuesday.

One of only three umpires around the world to have officiated in more than 100 Test matches, the South African was a universally respected figure around cricketing circles.

Koertzen was much loved in his home country of South Africa, with ICC Hall of Fame member Jacques Kallis and star batter Herschelle Gibbs leading the tributes.

Kallis wasn’t the only ICC Hall of Fame member that took to social media to express their sadness, with a host of other former players already in the Hall of Fame also sharing their sentiments.

But in a sign of just how well respected Koertzen was around the world, the tributes didn’t end there.

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