Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) President Derrick Garrett is dead.
Garrett, who was elected BABA head in 2011, died this morning after a long-time battle with cancer.
While the basketball fraternity mourns the loss of Garrett, the BABA conveyed condolences to his family in a press release and said all matches scheduled for today would be postponed.
Apart from being an administrator, Garrett would have also worn national colours in the Caribbean Basketball Championship.
Former national player and long-standing coach for Clapham Bulls in the domestic league, Barry Rock, was among those that expressed his sadness at the passing of Garrett.
“Derrick was a dedicated person towards the sport, a stand-up individual who always had the best intentions and I thought he was a good president. I don’t think he has achieved all that he wanted to but he did as much as he could for the sport and it is sad that he moved on at this time,” Rock said at the passing of the 54-year-old.
Garrett was the uncle of West Indies captain Jason Holder. He leaves to mourn his wife Ingrid and a son.