Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cricketer, 19, dies in accident

FORMER Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 cricketer Tevin Robertson died in a vehicular accident yesterday morning.

Robertson, 19, who was on trial with the National Senior Men’s cricket team since last year was looking forward to representing this country as part of the team having played for the National Under-19 team in 2013.

The teenager was also the left arm fast bowler at Moosai Sports Club having joined last September for the 2014 season, coach at the club, Amin Forgenie yesterday told the Sunday Express. 

He said Robertson graduated from St Benedict’s College, La Romaine two years ago where he was captain of the school cricket team.

Forgenie also taught Robertson at this school and said the teenager started his cricket career with PowerGen Sports Club. 

The coach said the last time he saw Robertson was last Wednesday when the team played a T-20 match against Merry Boys.

He said Robertson was his usual happy self on that day.

“No-one saw this coming ... Everybody liked Tevin ... He was looking forward to representing Trinidad an Tobago at the senior level because he had already represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Under 19 level,” Forgenie said.

It was around 6 a.m. yesterday that Robertson was heading north along the Solomon Hochoy Highway in the vicinity of Gasparillo when he lost control of the white Mazda wagon he was driving. He crashed into a fence securing Petrotrin’s compound. 

Robertson was the lone occupant of the car and died at the scene.

Corporal Lee of the St Margaret’s Police Station is continuing investigations.

A relative yesterday said Robertson was heading to a training camp in Tunapuna where he had been staying for over a year. 

He was returning from dropping a friend home, the relative said.

Robertson was also renting an apartment in Princes Town with his mother. When reporters visited yesterday no one was at home. He had two sisters and the Sunday Express was told Robertson enjoyed spending time with his niece. 

He would have celebrated his birthday on April 11.