West Indies v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 2nd day April 5, 2008

Fan dies after taking ill during Test

Cricinfo staff

The second day of the Trinidad Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka turned tragic for the Hosam family as West Indian supporter Michael Hosam, 66, died after being taken ill while watching the game.

Hosam was at the Queen's Park Oval for the match when other fans noticed he looked unwell. He received medical attention at the ground and was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where family said he was pronounced dead.

The West Indies board and the Trinidad and Tobago board offered their condolences to Hosam's family and friends. "We in West Indies Cricket know we have people out there who are loyal and dedicated in their support and we wish his family all the best at this time," Julian Hunte, the WICB president, said.

Ikin Williams, Hosam's bother-in-law, said he was a West Indies supporter for decades and always wore his maroon shirt when he came to watch matches at Queen's Park Oval.

"He was a true West Indies fan and he loved the team. He loved West Indies cricket."