The Chris Gayle Academy in London is in mourning, as one of its member, aspiring British Cricketer Adrian St. John died at the age of 22, after reportedly being shot by robbers in Trinidad.
West Indies Cricketer Gayle tweeted: “Such sad news to hear. His condolences to his family and friends. Adrian St John was the captain of the Academy.
Media reports in Trinidad say that St John was attacked after he had stopped his car to pick up two friends. He was shot as he drove away after they had been robbed last Sunday. The reports say a 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Donovan Miller, programme manager for the Chris Gayle Foundation, says he was really finding it hard to come to terms with it, and he cannot envision how someone can do something like this to such a loving person
The Chris Gayle Foundation aims to “improve access to good-quality Education, Training and Employment for at-risk Young people in Jamaica and the United Kingdom”.
The Cricket Academies offer Young people a chance to play matches “as a focus for the Development of their Communication skills, teamwork and collective pride in their achievements”.