The Grenada Cricket Association and the entire cricketing fraternity in Grenada were thrown into mourning last week as information come to light surrounding the passing of formal national cricketer who resided in the United Kingdom.
According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, former national fast bowler Kingston Murray, was last Wednesday added to the list of Grenadians residing in the United Kingdom to have succumbed to the global COVID-19 pandemic, that has now claimed close to one hundred thousand lives around the world.
Sources told our news desk that the seventy-one-year-old originally from the village of Mt Rich in St Patrick’s was one of two members of his household who contracted the virus, unfortunately for him we were told, he died days after he was admitted to the intensive care unit at a London hospital.
In a release from the governing body for cricket in Grenada, (Grenada Cricket Association GCA) the to the Murray family and the cricketing fraternity in St Patrick’s and by extension Grenada.
According to the release, Murray would be remembered for his exploits in the fast bowling department, in particular, his opening spell with Oswald Clover from St Mark who is also deceased.
The following is a copy of the release:
The President and Members of the Grenada Cricket Association are saddened to learn of the passing of former national cricketer Mr Kingston Murray and wish to convey our sincere, heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Mr Murray was an integral member of the successful national teams in the 1970s, which comprised the likes of Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Tyrone “Sampath” Harbin and the late Oswald Clovey. Together with Clovey, they formed a fearsome and lethal new-ball pair. Mr Murray is remembered by his contemporaries as one of the fastest bowlers ever produced by Grenada.
To his family, this is a very difficult time and we share with you the loss of a great and faithful servant of Cricket in Grenada.
Murray was buried in London.