Eminent cricket journalist Trevor Chesterfield, better known as Chesters, has passed away, his family said on Wednesday.
He wrote a weekly column for The Island newspaper in Colombo since then.
A renowned cricket writer, known for his forthright comments, Chesterfield contributed guest columns to Times of India [ Images ] and many Indian cricket websites.
The funeral will take place on Saturday at Moratuwa, a suburb south of Colombo.
ICC [ Images ] Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat [ Images ], in a condolence message, said: "Trevor was a true lover of the game and a fine writer for more than 50 years. I knew him from his time in South Africa and he was always a fair, balanced and fearless journalist with strong views on the game, underpinned by a genuine desire to see cricket continue to flourish.
"With cricket being his passion, it was fitting for him to have witnessed a splendid World Cup through to the end. Indeed, I met him during the event in Colombo and it is a shock to hear about his passing. I would like to send my condolences and those of the ICC to his family and friends around the world. His well-considered views and vast cricketing experience will be missed. May he rest in peace."