The Proteas took to the field on Day 2 of their Test against Sri Lanka in Centurion wearing black armbands in memory of former England seamer and commentator, Robin Jackman.
UNHAPPINESS WHY BLACK ARMBANDS WEREN’T WORN ON DAY 1
There had been some unhappiness as to why the team didn’t wear similar armbands on Boxing Day’s Day 1 after Jackman passed away on Christmas day.
Judging from the picture below, all it takes to wear a black armband is a piece of common black tape.
JACKMAN WAS A HOUSEHOLD NAME FOR CRICKET FANS
Robin Jackman became a household name for all who loved and followed cricket with his astute commentary for SuperSport, something sadly lacking in this day and age.
Jackman was 75.
In a CSA statement on Saturday, the organisation “mourned the loss of a fine man, a lover of life, a cricket aficionado and a commentator who became part of the fabric of South African cricket in so many ways.”