On This Day

Deaths in Sport in April 2000

  • Apr 5 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 12 Niaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket), dies at 54
  • Apr 13 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball utility (World Series 1941; Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 90
  • Apr 14 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 24 John Beck, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 3 x 50; top score 99; Wellington), dies at 65