Queen's Park Cricket Club will dedicate the rest of the 2012 season to Runako Morton.
This was revealed yesterday by the club's cricket administrator and technical director, Bryan Davis, as the club paid tribute to Morton for his contribution to the team's successes during his six years with the Parkites.
In a media release yesterday, the club said: "Runako Morton has been a most positive influence on the club's younger teammates and was an inspiring team player with a strong fighting spirit and, like so many others, he had his faults but he fought and conquered his indiscretions and he was a better man for it."
"He has always been a warm, good-natured and sentimental person, generous in spirit, who gave one hundred per cent at all times towards the well-being of his fellow man. Our sympathies go out to his wife and three children and to the rest of his family," the release added.
Morton joined Queen’s Park as a playing member six years ago and was named as one of the club’s five cricketers of the year on five occasions.
He played a key part in helping the club win all three Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board domestic competitions last season--the Premier Division two-day tournament, the Sunday League 50-over competition, and the Premiership Twenty20 tournament.
He also led the QPCC team to victory in the 2010 Sunday League 50-over final in the absence of regular captain Justin Guillen and senior player Ricardo Paty.
Most recently, Morton scored 123 runs for the Parkites in last month's Sunday League semi-final win over T&TEC Sports.
The Sunday League final is set for March 29 and the QPCC release said it will be a sad day for the club as the team take the field without him.
Morton also made the first century of the inaugural UWI T20 competition last month at Sir Frank Worrell Ground in St Augustine to help the Parkites advance to the quarter-finals.