Former WP cricketer found dead

Former cricketer John Commins was found dead in his home on Wednesday.

The police are investigating the circumstances which led to the death of a former WP cricketer. Picture: sxc.hu

CAPE TOWN - The police are investigating the murder of a former Western Province cricket player.

John Commins was found dead in his Newlands home on Wednesday night, after three robbers broke into his home.

Police spokesperson Andre Traut said the victim was discovered by his wife in their bedroom.

"The circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated. We are also awaiting the outcome of a post-mortem report."

The 71-year-old played 10 matches for Province between 1961 and 1968.

No arrests had yet been made by Thursday afternoon.