ROSEAU – Former manager of the Windward Islands and Combined Islands cricket teams and respected cricket commentator, Tom Lafond, died yesterday after a prolonged illness, his son Dr. Jeffrey Lafond has confirmed.
President of the Dominica Cricket Association Emmanuel Nanthan in an immediate reaction said Lafond had been involved in cricket in the region for a number of years.
“He was very much involved in the upbringing of many young cricketers. He was a face that was well known around cricket,” Nanthan said, recalling his days also with Lafond in the Cavaliers Sports Club in Dominica.
“On behalf of myself, my family, the entire cricket fraternity we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Tom Lafond . We have lost a friend, a brother, a comrade,” he added. (CMC)††