Dee Thakur a friend for all

It is with a heavy heart that Cricket Namibia informs the Namibian cricket nation of the passing of a Namibian Cricket legend Dee Dee Thakur.

Dee Thakur came from the West Indies in 1994 to coach cricket in Namibia where he become one of Cricket Namibia’s true stalwarts. He started his career as a development officer taking the game of cricket to the outlying regions of Namibia.
Thakur worked his way up to become a very dedicated National Coach and ended his fruitful career as High Performance manager and Coach Education coordinator of our organisation.
Thakur started playing and coaching at the CCD club in Windhoek and later he moved to Walvis Bay where he stayed for a few years and played for Walvis Bay cricket club in the then Namibian Cricket Premier League before he moved back to Windhoek to play for Namibia and later coached the national team.
Cricket Namibia CEO: Johan Muller said that Dee was fanatical about cricket and played a significant role in the lives and development of countless players and coaches in Namibia.
“Our condolences are with his wife and children. We wish God’s hand and calmness over them in this time.”
To show the impact Dee has made in so many lives I have quoted some messages below:
Dr. Rudie van Vuuren: “Dee Thakur: Friend of many, enemy of none”
Laurie Peters: “Dee was a kind, friendly, generous and lovely person. He certainly left a legacy in Namibian cricket”
Daneel van der Walt: “What a wonderful and gentle friend we lost. It was privilege to do life together”
Helga Volschenk: “Heaven has gained another angel”
Blue Waters Cricket Club in Walvis Bay extends their deepest condolences on the recent passing of cricket legend Dee Thakur. “Our thoughts are with his wife, children and his extended families.”
Willy van Zyl team mate of Thakur said “For the past three years we have started playing together again in the Namibian over 50’s cricket team and last year at the World Cup in Cape Town and at the beginning of this year he was my captain in the cricket series against Zimbabwe.
“Thakur was an incredibly good person and in all the almost 30 years I have never heard him speak ill of anyone or be negative about anything. He was a very good example for all the young players. Cricket Namibia will definitely miss him a lot. Greatest gentleman ever” Van Zyl said.
He will sincerely miss by Cricket Namibia’s management and players.

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