Former South African umpire Rudi Koertzen, labeled the ‘slow finger of death by the media, has died in a car accident, a family member confirmed on Tuesday.
He was 73. Koertzen got into a car accident while he was traveling back to his hometown along with his friends.
“Rudi suffered fatal injuries after an accident near Stilbaai between Cape Town and Gqeberha,” said the family spokesperson, who requested anonymity.
Koertzen was one of the finest umpires in world cricket. He umpired in 108 Tests, 209 ODIs, and 14 T20Is.