Bajan cricketer safe and anxious to return home

Bajan cricketer safe and anxious to return home

Former Barbados cricketer Shirley Clarke is now breathing a sigh of relief after getting word that his son Kyle Mayers will soon be on his way back home from Dominica.

Mayers, who travelled to Roseau last week to join the Windward Islands cricket team for a training session ahead of the West Indies Professional Cricket League, found himself trapped on the island as a category five Hurricane Maria bore down on Monday.

Professional cricketer Kyle Mayers

Up to yesterday Clarke was still in a state of worry as there was no word on his eldest son, two days after the passage of the storm, which devastated the nature isle.

“It’s a very uneasy feeling and I can’t wait to hear him. All now my head hurting me thinking about him. We are trying our best to reach him any way possible and to get him home,” Clarke had told Barbados TODAY on Wednesday.

However, tonight he was breathing much easier after hearing from his son earlier today.

“He’s hoping to leave tomorrow. I can’t confirm it, but he’s looking to leave tomorrow with the BDF [Barbados Defence Force],” a relieved Clarke told Barbados TODAY by telephone.

“Not knowing anything was hard, but knowing that he’s making progress makes me feel a lot better. It’s a lot easier and a heavy load off my chest. I am definitely relieved that he’s safe and sound, especially knowing that there were some deaths, so definitely relieved,” he said.

So far 15 deaths have been reported, with at least 20 other people reported missing and presumed dead.

While saddened by the loss of life, Clarke was grateful that his son survived the powerful storm, which battered Roseau with 160 mile per hour winds, ripping almost the entire country to shreds.

“I thank the Almighty that he’s safe and is on his way back home. I spoke to him today on Whatsapp and he’s doing ok, but he just wants to get from down there. It’s a lot of confusion and madness so it isn’t safe to be down there right now,” Clarke reported.

davandrababb@barbadostoday.bb

20 Responses to Bajan cricketer safe and anxious to return home

  1. Michelle Gill
    Michelle Gill September 21, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Medula. You were asking

    Reply
  2. Russell Margaret
    Russell Margaret September 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Thank God he’s safe Dad.

    Reply
  3. Charlene A. Charles
    Charlene A. Charles September 21, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Sean Merritt

    Reply
  4. Barbara Nicholls
    Barbara Nicholls September 21, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Thank God he is safe,come on home brother

    Reply
  5. Marquita Holder
    Marquita Holder September 21, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Give God thanks and blessings

    Reply
  6. Suzanne Forde
    Suzanne Forde September 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Thnk God he’s safe

    Reply
  7. Dianna Cumerbatch
    Dianna Cumerbatch September 21, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    So so glad he ok

    Reply
  8. Alex Alleyne September 21, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    DID YOU SPOKE TO BCA PRESIDENT RILEY ?

    Reply
  9. Melissa S Rollins
    Melissa S Rollins September 22, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Thank God,thank God. I am so relived.

    Reply
  10. Trudy Walker
    Trudy Walker September 22, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Thank God

    Reply
  11. Daphne Griffith
    Daphne Griffith September 22, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Thank you Heavenly Father

    Reply
  12. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Give n thanks. …

    Reply
  13. Veronica Williams
    Veronica Williams September 22, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Such great news

    Reply
  14. Bab Clarke
    Bab Clarke September 22, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Great news. Thank you Jesus

    Reply
  15. Brussel Maynard
    Brussel Maynard September 22, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Amen glad you’re safe

    Reply
  16. Merisa Jemmott
    Merisa Jemmott September 22, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Glory to god u are safe ur mum mind now at rest there nothing like a mother love for her children

    Reply
  17. Jenny Applewhaite
    Jenny Applewhaite September 22, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Glad that he’s safe

    Reply
  18. Veronica Maynard
    Veronica Maynard September 22, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Glad he’s safe

    Reply

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