Referred as `one of the greatest fielders` the game has ever seen, Bland passed away at his home in London after fighting a long battle against colon cancer.
Paying homage to Bland, CSA Acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe said,"On behalf of the CSA Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends and his many cricketing colleagues," commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe."
"Sad to hear about the passing of the #fatheroffielding Colin Bland this past weekend. RIP and condolences to his family #fieldingrevolution,"he wrote.
Former South African fielder Herschelle Gibbs also took to his social media handle to mourn the demise of Bland.
"I was told he was something special in the field," Gibbs said.
However, his career was cut short after he sustained a bad knee injury while he was trying to save a boundary during the opening Test of the home series against Australia in 1966. (ANI)