Kevin Curran was bornin 1959 at Rusape in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, he played in both the 1983 and 1987 Cricket World Cup. He was also a Zimbabwean cricket coach from August 2005 to September 2007. At the time of his death, he was head of the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy.
A genuine all-rounder, Curran was a right-arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed middle-order batsman. He was a regular in English county cricket for Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire in the 1980s and 90s, and passed 1,000 runs in a season five times. He also played in South Africa for both Boland and Natal.
The Surrey and England cricketers Tom Curran and Sam Curran and the Northamptonshire player Ben Curran are his sons. His father, also called Kevin, played First Class cricket for Rhodesia in the 1940s and 1950s.
Curran collapsed while jogging in Mutare and died shortly thereafter on 10 October 2012, aged 53.