Sunday, March 4, 2012

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 WI cricketer Runako Morton dies in car accident

Runako Morton was a middle order batsman for West Indies. He is reported to have died in a car crash

Unconfirmed reports say that former West Indies middle order batsman Runako Morton passed away on 4th March 2012. He is reported to have died in a car crash. Morton, aged 33, last played for West Indies in a T20 match against Australia on February 23rd 2010.

Morton made his debut for West Indies against Pakistan in 2002 and went on to play 56 ODIs and 15 Tests. He has a couple of ODI centuries to his name and is remembered for his aggressive batting style. 

England batting star Kevin Pietersen also tweeted "My thoughts go out to Runako Morton's family this morning... Such sad news!! What a lovely guy & fierce competitor!! RIP bossman!!!".

South African bowling ace Dale Steyn has tweeted that he was saddened to hear the tragic demise of Runako Morton and has expressed his condolences to Morton's family.

Wavell Hinds, former West Indies cricketer and Morton's close friend tweeted " Gone far too soon brother Runako. I will treasure the great memories for sure. R.I.P. God knows best."

Morton had represented Leeward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago in the domestic circuit. Chris Gayle, who was the captain of West Indies in the last T20 and ODI played by Morton, expressed his condolences on a social networking site.

"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", Gayle said.