Former West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago and Leeward Islands batsman Runako Shakur Morton died in a vehicular accident in Trinidad, 11.00pm (local time) last night.
It is reported, Morton, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, lost control of his car on the Solomon Hochoy Highway, dying instantly after hitting a utility pole. He was on his way home from a cricket game.
Morton, 33, born 22 July 1978 in Nevis, was a right-handed batsman and bowler, who represented the Leeward Islands and more recently T&T in first class cricket. His impressive first class record includes scoring 5,980 runs at an average of 39.60.
Morton played 15 Tests for West Indies, scoring 573 runs at an average of 22.03. He also played 56 One-day internationals and seven Twenty20s. He scored 1,519 runs in ODIs, averaging 33.75.
He last played in February 2010 in a Twenty20 against Australia in Sydney.
Our condolences to his family, friends and team mates.