Former Bermuda cricketer Fiqre Crockwell found dead
Fiqre Crockwell, the former wicket-keeper batsman from Bermuda was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Pembroke Parish on Monday morning. Royal Gazette reported the incident which happened in Woodlands Road close to 3 AM. The 30-year-old was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to the fatal injuries. Another victim from the same area had been discovered by local police authorities as having the same stab wounds as Crockwell.
Bermuda Cricket Board stated, “The Bermuda Cricket Board expresses its shock and sadness at the loss today of Fiqre Crockwell. We extend our sympathies and condolences to the family and friends at this difficult time.“
A spokesperson for Bermuda Police said, “It is unclear whether the shooting victim and stabbing victim were involved in the same incident or separate incidents.“
Crockwell had represented his country in 2 ODIs as well as 5 T20s from 2009 to 2012. While both of his ODIs came in the 2009 World Cup qualifiers in South Africa, the right-hander’s final international appearance came during the 2012 World T20 qualifiers at UAE.
In 2015, he was accused of possessing heroin with intent to supply. However, Fiqre denied the charges and subsequently withdrew from the Bermuda squad for a 4-nation tournament in USA.
Gun violence a major problem for police
Gun violence is becoming a menace in the island and police officials are canvassing the area for possible witnesses. Meanwhile, Governor George Fergusson condemned Crockwell's death.
He asserted, “I condemn in the strongest terms those who go about with illegal guns. There is not the slightest reason or excuse and the lack of respect for life which it implies is appalling. I send my condolences to Mr Crockwell’s bereaved family.”
Bermuda is the smallest country by both area and population to take part in the ICC World Cup following their only appearance in the 2007 edition.