Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Friday 14 Jun 2024 Former umpire Rudi Koertzen dies in car crash, cricket fraternity pays tribute Rudi Koertzen, the former South African umpire who was part of the ICC's elite panel, has passed away at the age of 73. Koertzen died in a car accident while driving from Cape Town to Despatch in Eastern Cape in South Africa.