Albion saddened by passing of former national cricketer Fazil Sattaur
See below statement by the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club
The Albion Community Centre Cricket Club is deeply saddened by the death of Fazil Sattaur.
Sattaur, a former Albion, Berbice and Guyana batsman, who also represented the Everest Cricket Club in local first division cricket in Georgetown, died last Monday in Canada after a period of illness.
He also represented Canada at the ODI level. He was 58.
“The news of Fazil Sattaur’s death is very sad and we at the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club would like to express our sincere condolences to his family,” said Vemen Walter, the president of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club.
“Sats, as he is known by this Club mates, has served Albion’s cricket with distinction in the 80s and early 90s before migrating to Canada.
Whenever he visited Guyana it was a must for him to be at the Club and was always willing to impart his knowledge to the young cricketers,” Walter also disclosed.
Walter further stated: “Sats was a very humble person who gives a 100 percent in everything he does. He always had his Club at heart. I remember when I first started managing the Albion first division team as a teenager, he was the Club’s captain and although he was a national cricketer at the time, the respect and support he provided to me was admirable.
Albion has lost a great son.
Although death is inevitable, it is never easy to lose a love one; however, we must console ourselves that God knows the best and readjust our minds to embrace such situation. We pray that God will grant comfort to the bereaved family during this very difficult period and may the soul of our dear brother and friend RIP.”
Two of Sattaur’s younger brothers Rafi Sattaur and Abdool ‘Birdy’ Sattaur Samad also represented the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club with Rafi also being a former Albion captain at the first division level.