Cricketing body loses its “Best”

Police believe that deceased Umpire Carlton Best may have been robbed. Best’s body was found in Aranguez on Wednesday night; he was last seen in Sangre Grande around 8pm on Tuesday.

Carlton Best

Family members were called to view the body at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope on Thursday. An autopsy is expected to be done to determine the cause of death.

In a statement issued by the TTCB, it said Best was a bright star on the cricket horizon who was expected to do great things in the field of umpiring. They said although he was an imposing figure on the field, he was quite amiable and soft-spoken.

Not much is known about the cause of his death at this time. Police are continuing investigations.

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