Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Ricky Skerrit and CWI media and PR manager, Phillip Spooner both paid tribute to former CWI corporate communications officer, Imran Khan, who succumbed to the COVID-19 virus in his native Guyana recently.
West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president and CEO, Wavell Hinds, West Indies batting legend, Brian Lara and members of the cricketing fraternity in the region also extended condolences to Khan’s family.
Khan, 39, who was the head of communications for the opposition in Guyana, contracted the virus on Sept. 15, passed away after spending more than a week at the Intensive Care Unit of the COVID-19 Hospital at Lilliendaal.
Both men who worked with Khan during his time with CWI, described him as a passionate supporter of the game adding that he made a significant impact in terms of building a relationship between CWI, the regional media and the fans across the Caribbean.
Spooner said Khan’s love for the game never stopped even after he left CWI to pursue other endeavors.
Hinds said Khan’s contribution went far beyond his role as media liaison.
Lara in paying tribute to Khan said they had a close relationship.
Lara, who retired in 2007, said Khan was one of the best persons he has ever known.
In his latter days, Khan was involved in politics in Guyana.