Former Caribbean cricketer murdered at home
Former Caribbean cricketer William Haye has been murdered in his own residence.
The local police have identified the body of 69 year old Haye, the former fast bowler of Jamaica in Comfort district, Clarendon.
Former Deputy Mayor of May Pen, Uphell Purcell said as quoted by the Loop News,
“He was a man who played cricket and was well known to many persons in the community.”
Sources are reporting that the body was found with the head partially severed.
According to Police sources, the gunmen set the house on fire and burnt it down after murdering Haye, the gunmen then set his house on fire.
His body was found inside a room in the burnt house with chop and gunshot wounds.
The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) released a statement extending condolences to Hayne’s family and friends.
The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) said it is “tremendously saddened” at the tragic and untimely passing of a member of the cricket family. Issuing an statement to tribute to the former Caribbean cricketer, they said,
“This is shocking news; our thoughts and prayers are with his family, close friends and associates in this their period of grief. The circumstances around his death as reported in the media are beyond unfortunate. We encourage anyone with information which may be useful to the police in their investigations to come forward,” JCA stated.
The statement further added, “Mr Haye served Jamaica with pride and performed creditably at different points in his early cricket career for the parishes of St Catherine and Clarendon. The JCA will use the opportunity provided in the next round of the 2019 Senior Cup to show its respect for the life of Mr Haye.”