Sonn fighting for his life after operation

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By MATT MEDVEDpage_6648838

International Cricket Council (ICC) president Percy Sonn was still “critically ill” today and fighting for his life in the intensive care unit at the Durbanville Medi-Clinic.

George Hector, his personal assistant, said yesterday that Sonn had suffered complications following a minor colon operation last Monday.

“It is not looking good, but we are all hoping that he will pull through,” said Hector.

He said Sonn, 57, was unconscious and had been under heavy sedation since he was moved to intensive care on Monday.

The only permitted visitors were relatives, who have been at his bedside since the move.

“The entire family has rallied around him and his immediate family in these times,” said Sonn’s brother, Franklin. “We are very much hoping for his recovery.”

This morning, the hospital would not confirm Sonn’s condition. However, Hector said today that while he was in a stable condition, there had been “no change since yesterday”.

“It is a desperately sad situation,” ICC spokesman Brian Murgatroyd said yesterday.

“We were all with Percy not long ago in the Caribbean where he was his usual jolly self … Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we have all got our fingers crossed for Percy’s full recovery.”

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~ by Matt Medved on May 23, 2007.

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