His well being have been deteriorating for a while.
He represented each Western Province and Transvaal beneath the banner of the South African Cricket Board and shaped an impressive new ball mixture with former Proteas assistant trainer and present CSA Top Efficiency Centre Supervisor Vinnie Barnes within the 1980s. He used to be additionally a hard-hitting lower-order batsman.
“The Kleinveldt identify is synonymous with cricket,” commented CSA Leader Government Thabang Moroe.
“His sons, Matthew and Garon, each represented Hampshire second XI when the circle of relatives used to be based totally in England and Matthew is a present member of the Western Province facet and has performed on events for the Cape Cobras.
“Johnny’s nephew, Rory, has represented the Proteas in all 3 codecs, together with 4 Check suits in opposition to Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.
“If Johnny’s occupation had no longer coincided with South Africa’s global isolation he would possibly have earned global colors as smartly.
“On behalf of the South African Cricket Circle of relatives I prolong our deep sympathy to his circle of relatives, buddies and cricketing colleagues,” concluded Moroe.