Runako Morton

Runako Morton

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Runako Shakur Morton (born July 22, 1978 in Nevis) is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed offbreak bowler.

A lively, often unpredictable character, Morton was expelled from the West Indian cricketing Academy in July 2001 for bad behaviour , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 20 January 2008 but continued to play for the Leeward Islands in the Busta Cup. Upon his return in February 2002, he was called into the West Indian squad as a replacement for Marlon Samuels, but he was dropped once again when he lied about his non-appearance in the ICC Champions Trophy in September 2002.

Following a stabbing incident in January 2004, he was arrested , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 20 January 2008 but was given a third chance in May 2005 when he was recalled for the South African Test.

He is famous for a bizarre run-out with Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the 3rd Test of New Zealand vs West Indies Test series of 2006. Morton drove the ball to mid-on where Daniel Vettori was fielding and ran to the non striker end. Chanderpaul, at the other end, initially took a few steps down the wicket but then turned and went back to the non-striker's end. Morton believed he was out, and furious at his captain, began to walk off. However, following a call to the third umpire it was decided that Morton had grounded his bat at the non-striker's end before Chanderpaul and hence was safe and that Chanderpaul was out. As a batsman Morton has a...
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