||Former West Indies batsman Runako Morton has died in a car accident at the age of 33, in Trinidad & Tobago yesterday.
According to reports on Social Networking sites, Facebook.com and Twitter.com, the vehicle in which Morton was travelling lost control and hit a pole, killing him on the spot.
Morton played 15 Test matches, 56 one-day internationals and seven Twenty20s for West Indies.
He made his ODI debut in 2002 and his Test debut three years later. He last played for West Indies in February 2010, in a Twenty20 against Australia in Sydney.
Chris Gayle, who was the captain of West Indies in the last Twenty20 and ODI that Morton played, expressed 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”.
Former West Indies batsman and current Vice-President of the West Indies Players Association, Wavell Hinds, tweeted, “Gone far too soon brother Runako. I will treasure the great memories for sure. R.I.P. God knows best.”
England star Kevin Pietersen also took to Twitter: "My thoughts go out to Runako Morton's family this morning... Such sad news!! What a lovely guy & fierce competitor!! RIP bossman!"