The regional cricket fraternity is in mourning after learning that former West Indies Cricket Board, WICB, corporate communications officer Imran Khan has died of Covid-19.

Khan contracted the virus earlier this month and died today in his native Guyana.

Khan was hired by the regional board in 2010 after serving regional cricket with distinction in various capacities.

President of Cricket West Indies, Ricky Skerritt, says he’ll be remembered for his professional but friendly manner he facilitated the media.

Ricky Skerritt, president of Cricket West Indies.

Khan later left West Indies cricket to get into politics in Guyana where he served as Director of Information in the coalition government which was defeated in last year’s general election.

At the time of his passing, he was head of communications for the Alliance For Change, AFC, the Opposition in Guyana.

On his Facebook page on Saturday, Khan wrote, “By the grace and strength of God I am still fighting this, but it is getting lonely.

I need more help and support. Please help me fight more. I can’t do this alone. Thank you.”

A day later he wrote, “Thank you for all your love, prayers, messages of encouragement and support. I am overwhelmed beyond explanation and I am in excellent spirits.

Difficult to respond individually to everyone, but in time I will. Please be assured that I am fighting and there is no giving up. One love!”