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West Indies female cricketer is dead


KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – West Indies women’s cricketer Jacqueline Robinson died Sunday in hospital.

Robinson, a solid all-rounder, last appeared for the West Indies on the 2004 tour to India and Pakistan. She first represented the West Indies at the 1993 World Cup in England, and was a reserve for the World Cup team in South Africa in March this year.{{more}}

“This has been shocking for me,” West Indies Women’s Cricket Federation (WIWCF) President Carol Whilby-Maxwell told CMC Sport Monday.

“The WIWCF is certainly in mourning because we have lost one of our stalwarts, somebody who has served the federation over the years as an all-round cricketer.

“She has performed creditably for us, so definitely we have lost one of our best,” Whilby-Maxwell added.

Robinson had been ill in recent months. She had been hospitalised in June, but recovered quickly and was discharged.

She returned to hospital earlier this month and died Sunday.

In her only Test match appearance, Robinson hit 57 in the fixture in Karachi against Pakistan in March 2004.

Robinson played 16 One-Day International (ODI) matches for West Indies, taking seven wickets and scoring 127 runs.