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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 16:39 GMT
Irish official dies at World Cup
Bob Kerr
Bob Kerr had served as president of the Irish Cricket Union
An official with the Ireland cricket team has died in Jamaica, just days after the World Cup win over Pakistan.

Bob Kerr, chairman of the North West Cricket Union and former president of the Irish Cricket Union, died suddenly on the island resort of Ocho Rios.

The retired school principal, who was an opening batsman for North Fermanagh and Dungannon in the North West league, played into his 50s.

Mr Kerr was also a former president of the Ulster Teachers Union.

Ireland coach Adrian Birrell described the North West chairman as "a great ambassador for Irish cricket".

"This is tragic news, and on behalf of the entire squad and management, I'd like to pass on our sympathy and condolences to his wife Hope, and his family circle," said the Ireland coach.

Mr Kerr served as ICU Chairman from 2000-2002, and was President of the Union in 2004.

Former ICU Chairman Joe Doherty said he was "stunned" after hearing the news.

"Bob has given outstanding service to Irish cricket at club, provincial, and national level, holding almost every senior position in the land with distinction," said Mr Doherty.



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