Graham Prior’s death a major loss for South African squash, say players | More sports News


CHENNAI: South African players have termed the death of junior squash team coach Graham Prior a huge loss for the sport in the country. Prior had passed away here on Sunday afternoon after suffering a heart attack. Prior, 67, was in the city along with the South African players for the World Junior Squash Championships that concluded on Sunday.

Moments after South Africa – who had already been knocked out of the tournament – defeated Singapore 2-1 in their final classification match at the Indian Squash Academy here, Prior collapsed just as he was about to board the bus and leave for the team hotel. While he was immediately rushed to the Apollo First Med Hospitals in Kilpauk, it was to no avail as he was declared dead by the time he was brought to the hospital.

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