Former West Indies Cricketer Ralston Otto’s Tragic Death Mourned by Cricketing Fraternity


The cricketing community is deeply saddened by the loss of Ralston Otto, a former cricketer from Antigua and the Leeward Islands.

He tragically passed away this evening due to a head injury sustained from a fall at his residence.

During the 1980s, Otto proudly represented West Indies B, leaving his mark on the cricketing world.

The news of his passing has sparked an outpouring of tributes from the cricketing fraternity spanning the Leeward Islands.

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  1. So sad to hear of the circumstances of this tragic loss of life.

    My condolences to his family, friends and the cricketing fraternity – Ralston Otto will be greatly missed.

    As an ardent cricket fan, I was proud of the representation of Antiguans when the West Indies team were the BEST in the world for a decade or so.

    Rest In Power sir 🙏🏽

  2. This man is a national hero and was part of Leeward Island cricket and played at a time when our beloved West Indies team could have fielded more than one team. There was that much talent playing at the top of their game. Rest in eternal peace our hero. Respect!!!

  3. Condolences to his family and the cricketing world. May his soul Rest in Perpeptual Peace ✌ 🙏 I will always remember Ralston as a prolific batsman, an upstanding human being and a humorous person who would make you laugh whether you wanted to or not. When I joined the All Saints Secondary School he was on his way out. I never taught him, but he was always in my classroom discussing politics, cricket, calypso and as usual entertaining us with his witty jokes.
    To the bereaved faimily, rest assured that God has called him home for higher service where a celestial welcome awaits him.
    Oswald Francis

  4. Like everything else in Antigua and Barbuda we give people their flowers when they are dead. Thanks to the organizers of that walk that assisted in building him a nice little house for his comfort. He represented All Saints Secondary School in cricket and football. Antigua, Leeward Islands, and West Indies B team with distinction. At one point when many of the greats were around he was the top scorer in regional cricket and as a result was robbed of his West Indian cap. He was a batsman of highest caliber and phenomenal concentration.
    The governments – successive, did very little in time of need, medical and otherwise. Michael Brown cried for a little chest pain due to E-books scandal pressure and was flown to the best hospital.
    Recently a young man got burnt while on duty at government quarry and so much pussyfooting to send him away to get specialist treatment that is not offered here.
    We as a people need to put things in the right perspective. Stop the wasting of government money by over priced contracts for kickbacks.
    Back to Ralston Otto- He deserved much better and unless our politicians don’t stop stealing aided by our civil servants/PS’s etc , we will continue to repeat this over and over. Antigua
    and Antiguans deserves much better.

  5. We have lost not just a former great Antigua & Leeward Island cricketer, but an esteemed gentleman in every sense of the word. This is a man who could have easily played at the highest level for the West Indies. It is always easy to assume that the most outspoken, opinionated person in the room is the most intelligent. In fact, this isn’t always the case.The people who are the most intelligent are actually the ones you’d least expect to be smart. They patiently wait for other people to say what they need to say. They choose to open their ears rather than their mouths. The quietest people are the smartest people; the ones who talk less have the most brainpower and ideas to share. Ralston Otto is one such person. Rest in peace Otto. Your contribution in helping to mold many young cricketers in Antigua and Barbuda hasn’t gone unnoticed.

  6. Rolston Otto was overlooked by West Indies selectors when he was the highest scorer one year in Shell Shield cricket. A victim of the small island,big island discrimination. RIP ,sir, and condolences to his family.

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