Former South Africa all-rounder Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie passes away aged 25

She represented the nation in three ODIs and one T20I, and was a member of the 2013 World Cup squad. She last played against Bangladesh in 2013.

Former all-rounder Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie died in a motor car accident on Friday in Stilfontein. She was 25.   -  CSA

South African police has revealed that former all-rounder Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie and her child died in a motor car accident on Friday in Stilfontein, a mining town in North West Province. She was 25.

She represented the nation in three ODIs and one T20I, and was a member of the 2013 World Cup squad. She last played against Bangladesh in 2013.

In the domestic circuit, she represented the North West Dragons and has also coached at the grassroots level.

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Cricket South Africa chief executive Thabang Moroe told BBC, "This is a dreadful tragedy in the true sense of that word."

"This is devastating news for all of us.

"Elriesa did so much for the community in which she lived and gave excellent service both as a national player of note and in the work she did at grassroots level to help in the less fortunate communities.

"On behalf of the CSA family, I extend our deepest sympathy to her husband, Rudy, her family, friends and all her cricketing colleagues."

South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk wrote on Instagram: "Rest gentle Elriesa. May the Lord bring her family and friends together."