SA squash coach passes away in Chennai

News emerged that South Africa's manager cum coach Graham Prior passed away after suffering a heart attack outside the Indian Squash Academy on Sunday.

South African coach Graham Prior (centre) suffered a heart attack on the last day of the World Junior Squash Championships in Chennai.   -  World Junior Squash Championships

South Africa squash junior men's coach cum manager Graham Prior died of a heart attack outside the Indian Squash Academy here on Sunday. 

The 67-year-old was on his way to board the bus to the team hotel after South Africa's playoff match against Singapore at the ISA, when he collapsed on the road. 

Help came immediately as the ambulance outside the ISA rushed him to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival by the hospital. 

The South African contingent was scheduled to leave on Monday. Prior was a coach at the Wanderers Squash Club in Johannesburg since 2003.

Growing up in Rhodesia, he played two World Cups for Zimbabwe in 1981 and 1983. Before coming to Johannesburg, he also performed coaching duties at the Salisbury sports club in Zimbabwe. 

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