Slain cricketer’s family hoping to pull Gayle for memorial game

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The family of slain cricketer, Adrian St John, hope to have West Indies superstar Chris Gayle available to play in a memorial match, which will form part of the late player’s sendoff, according to a CMC report.

The 22-year-old Brit was shot and killed during a robbery in Trinidad and Tobago last weekend, after he stopped his car to pick up a friend.

Young life: Cricketer Adrian St John Chris Gayle Foundation/Twitter
Young life: Cricketer Adrian St John Chris Gayle Foundation/Twitter

St John was the captain of the London-based Chris Gayle Academy and the celebrated Jamaican batsman tweeted his condolences after learning of the player’s death.

“Adrian loved cricket and dreamed of playing for the West Indies and we would love to have a memorial game for him,” St John’s cousin Liam Campbell, was quoted as saying.

“We would love to get Chris Gayle involved, it would be an absolutely amazing send-off for Adrian.”

St John, who was born and raised in south London, was one of the first members of the Gayle Academy and was enthusiastic about making cricket a career and playing for West Indies in the future.

He graduated from Hertfordshire University in 2014 with a degree in history and philosophy and according to reports, worked in the recruitment industry in London.

CMC reports that his parents, Andrew and Sharon, are expected to fly into Trinidad later this week to make arrangements to bring their son home.

Two persons have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

 

 

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