Sport 24 – Cape Town – Legendary South African all-rounder Saait Magiet has died at the age of 66.
- Cape Town – Legendary South African all-rounder Saait Magiet has died at the age of 66.
- A classic all-rounder, who combined being a dashing and cavalier-style middle-order batsman and opening bowler, he represented the Western Province Cricket Board and was chosen for the South African Cricket Board national teams, captaining them in 1987 and 1991 and for a SACOS XI in 1982.
- Nevertheless, he was still able to average 36 with the bat and 24 with the ball in the WPCB’s final season of provincial cricket before unity.
- Cecil Abrahams, a fellow legend of WPCB cricket who played with success in the Lancashire League in England, arranged a contract for him with the Strathmore Club in Scotland that he was not able to take up.
- “Saait and his elder brother, Rushdi, were two of the legends of the game under the auspices of SACBOC and later the SACB and both would undoubtedly have represented a unified South African cricket team had the opportunity existed,” commented CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.