ICC chief Sonn laid to rest in Cape Town
CRICKET:CAPE TOWN, June 2, 2007
International Cricket Council (ICC) president Percy Sonn, who died
last weekend following complications after undergoing minor colon
surgery, was laid to rest in Cape Town on Saturday. Hundreds of people
gathered at St George's cathedral in the city centre for a funeral
service, according to an AFP photographer.
ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed paid tribute to Sonn, 57, the first
African to head the ICC.
South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel was among the mourners.
Born on September 25 1949, Percival Henry Frederick Sonn, known as
Percy, dedicated much of his life to cricket and became an administrator
while still a teenager with his club side, Bellville South. Sonn was
elected ICC president in June 2006 after successfully heading the United
Cricket Board of South Africa, where he played an integral part in the
integration of South Africa into the world game after the end of
Away from cricket, Sonn was a lawyer and became a legal advisor to
the South African Police Service.
He leaves his wife, Sandra, and three children..