Following the sudden death of promising young cricketer Ackington Walker, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) extended their “warmest sympathy.” In a press release on Tuesday, WIPA president Wavell Hinds extended his condolences said that WIPA’s thoughts and prayers were with the friends and family of young Walker. He also recalled that Walker participated in the Atlantic sponsored WIPA In the Community camp in July last year.
According to Hinds, Walker was a “hard working, dedicated young man who was focused on achieving his goals.”
WIPA in the Community coach Bhoodesh Dookie worked closely with the youngster at the time and spoke about Walker’s great desire and work ethic. He said he was, “very naturally talented” and will be “greatly missed by those who knew him.”
News reports stated that Walker had just returned from cricket practice when the incident which led to his death occurred outside his home. He was due to participate in the National Under-19 trials at the Queens Park Oval last Monday 10.