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T&T U-19 pacer Tevin Robertson dies

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March 30, 2014

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Dwayne Bravo on Tevin Robertson: 'He was a talented young bowler and we all had high hopes for him' © West Indies Cricket
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Tevin Robertson, a member of the Trinidad &Tobago Under-19 team, has died in a car crash. Robertson, 19, was driving on a highway near Gasparillo, a town in southern Trinidad, at about 5am on Saturday, when his car crashed into a fence. He died on the spot.

Robertson was a left-arm fast bowler who had played for the T&T U-19s at the regional tournament in Barbados last year. Prior to the accident, he was part of a training camp for the T&T squad.

His mother, Rhea St John, told West Indies papers that he was a keen cricketer from an early age. "He had a passion for cricket," she said. "Since he was three years old he told me he was going to play with the West Indies team and that he would build a big house for me with a swimming pool."

West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo said: "I knew him as a young boy around the Trinidad & Tobago national team. He was very friendly, very polite, and had a good work ethic and it is just sad to hear he is gone. When I got the news I was stunned. He had a bright future ahead of him. He was a talented young bowler and we all had high hopes for him."

Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) president Azim Bassarath said Robertson was a "disciplined and talented young man, who had a bright future in the game".

Team manager Manohar Ramsaran also mourned Robertson's loss. "The loss of Tevin Robertson will be felt by the local cricket community. He played an important role coming up the ranks and was called by the national selectors for trials. Tevin was a consistent performer who had a bright future ahead."

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Posted by   on (April 2, 2014, 16:52 GMT)

very sad to hear this,... May his soul rest in peace

Posted by YsaKaru on (March 30, 2014, 11:03 GMT)

very sad news....... REST IN PEACE........

Posted by   on (March 30, 2014, 10:51 GMT)

Very sad news!!!RIP...........................

Posted by FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on (March 30, 2014, 9:29 GMT)

Tragic news. May he R.I.P.

Posted by BradmanBestEver on (March 30, 2014, 9:09 GMT)

Very sorry to hear that bad news - R.I.P.

Posted by Abbas_G on (March 30, 2014, 8:46 GMT)

very sad demise for a young man, very sad news for his family, May God give patience to bear their sorrows.

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