Bermuda wicketkeeper Fiqre Crockwell dies aged 30
Updated - Jun 22, 2016 11:18 am
Former Bermuda wicketkeeper batsman Fiqre Crockwell was found dead early Monday morning in the Pembroke parish area of Bermuda. According to a report in the Royal Gazette, Crockwell was found fatally wounded shortly before 3am near DeSilva Close, in the area of Woodlands Road. He was soon taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Another victim a 46-year-old Pembroke man, was in the hospital yesterday after police discovered him with stab wounds in the same location as Mr. Crockwell. The police said yesterday that he was recovering in a stable condition with injuries that were not life-threatening.
A Bermuda Police Service spokesman was quoted saying: “It is unclear whether the shooting victim and stabbing victim were involved in the same incident or separate incidents.”
Senator Jeff Baron, the Minister of National Security, said: “It is heart-wrenching to confront another tragic loss of life. Our thoughts and prayers will hopefully bring some measure of comfort to Mr. Crockwell’s family and friends. It will be important for any witnesses to make every effort to assist the police while such terrible events are fresh in their minds.”
Crockwell’s last international match was in the 2012 World T20 Qualifier in the UAE. He scored 47 in his last match for Bermuda, which they won against Uganda. He just played 2 ODIs, where he had scores of 45 and 23 against Kenya and Netherlands during the 2009 World Cup Qualifier in South Africa.
“The Bermuda Cricket Board expresses its shock and sadness at the loss today of Fiqre Crockwell,” BCB president Neil Speight told ESPNcricinfo by email. “We extend our sympathies and condolences to the family and friends at this difficult time.”