Former West Indies batsman Runako Morton was laid to rest following a five-hour service in Nevis that was attended by several dignitaries and former cricketers.
Morton died two weeks ago in Trinidad and Tobago when his car crashed into a utility pole along the Solomon Hochoy Highway in Chase Village in central Trinidad. He was 33.
The Elquemedo Willett Park was filled with hundreds of mourners on Saturday when they turned out to pay their last respects to the cricketer, who was only the sixth from the tiny Caribbean island to play Test cricket. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, who delivered one of the tributes, was among the mourners.
Premier of Nevis Joseph Parry was also in attendance along with Sports Minister Hensley Daniel, and former Premier Vance Amory.
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