West Indies cricketer Runako Morton dies

West Indies cricketer Runako Morton died in a road accident in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night.

The 33-year old middle-order batsman made his international debut for West Indies in 2005 and also represented Trinidad and Tobago, along with Leeward Islands. He played 56 ODIs and 15 Test matches for the West Indies. Morton last represented his country in a T20 match against Australia in 2010.

A post from a Facebook group, PresWatch, with its base in T&T has posted more details about the tragic incident, “It has been confirmed that WI Cricketer Runako Morton has passed away. Its been reported that he was travelling south bound and may have lost control of the vehicle slamming into a pole. The collision killed Morton on the spot. Its a sad day for WI cricket. R.I.P Runako Morton.”

Explosive batsman Chris Gayle has poured his condolences on Twitter, “We lost a True Warrior W.I Cricketer Runako Morton-May is soul rest in peace! Our memories together Live On!-My Condolences to his Family :(”

Current West Indies player Carlos Brathwaite also tweeted, “RIP Runacko Morton. Gone but not forgotten”.

Trinidad and Tobago cricketer Justin Gullien also posted a tweet that said, “RIP Runako Morton. Gone far too soon. Lost for words…”

Veteran New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris, too, expressed his grief, “Sad to hear the news of west Indian cricketer runako Morton passing away in a car accident! Terrible news. RIP”

Trinidad & Tobago all rounder Rayad Emrit tweeted, “R.I.P. Morton. You’ll always be remembered buddy. Gone but NEVER forgotten. We miss you bro…”

“My thoughts go out to Runako Morton’s family this morning… Such sad news!! What a lovely guy & fierce competitor!! RIP bossman!!!”, tweeted England cricketer Kevin Pietersen. (Cricket Country.com)