West Indies batsman Runako Morton, aged 33, has died in a road accident in Trinidad & Tobago.
Morton met with an accident after losing control over his vehicle, which hit a pole.
An update in a social networking site said that the 33-year-old was “travelling south bound and may have lost control of the vehicle slamming into a pole.”
Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle offered his condolence on the micro-blogging site 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” he said.
His IPL team Rajasthan Royals also tweeted: “Sad to learn about the news of West Indian cricketer Runako Morton passing away in a car accident…RIP!”
“Rest In Peace Runako Morton,” tweeted Ex-Zimbabwe cricketer Mpumelelo Mbangwa.
West Indies player Carlos Brathwaite also offered his condolences. “RIP Runacko Morton. Gone but not forgotten,” he tweeted.
England star batsman Kevin Pietersen tweeted, “My thoughts go out to Runako Morton’s family this morning… Such sad news!! What a lovely guy & fierce competitor!! RIP bossman!!!”
Morton played 15 Tests and 56 One-Day Internationals for the West Indies team and scored 573 and 1519 runs respectively.