Mr. Erickson, who represented the South African Coloured Cricket Association (SACCA) during his playing days, was last year one of the first 10 recipients of the CSA Heritage Blazers that honour those players who represented the 10 different national associations prior to unity.
As an administrator his name was synonymous with the Avendale Cricket Club of which he was chairman for many years.
“On behalf of the Cricket South Africa Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his many friends and his cricketing colleagues,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.
WPCA Chief Executive, Nabeal Dien said, “Bert was an outstanding administrator that will be sorely missed and he made great contribution to the game of cricket. Our deepest condolences to the Erickson family and Avendale Cricket Club.”
Funeral arrangements to follow.