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Ex-Windies cricket administrator Gabriel Henry dies

619   //    02 Aug 2015, 22:24 IST

St. George's (Grenada), Aug 2 (IANS)

 Gabriel Henry
Late Gabriel Henry

The Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) was mourning the death of its former president and council member Gabriel Henry in Cuba.

Henry, 52, died on Saturday from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident on Thursday. He was in Cuba to attend his daughter's graduation as a medical doctor when the accident occurred, reports CMC.

Gabriel Henry Jr. confirmed his father's passing with a message posted on social media "My father 'DADDY' just passed away". President of GCA Dwain Gill expressed sadness on Henry's death saying that the cricketing family will miss him.

"On behalf of the members of the GCA and my own family, I wish to offer condolences to the family and friends of Gabriel Henry. Our prayers are with them," he said.

At the time of his death Henry was the president of the St. David Cricket Council and represented the parish on the GCA.

"As a cricket administrator, Gabriel was an advocate for youth development not only in St. David but in Grenada as a whole. The cricketing fraternity will miss him dearly."

Besides his involvement in cricket, Henry was a former football official and officiated in the domestic leagues.

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