Well known and beloved Cricket umpire and FIFA Referee on St.Kitts, Steadroy Techeira, passed away on Wednesday.

News of his death created shock waves throughout the Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis and at a particular forum on Nevis, when news of his death was received by text message, one lady wept openly.

‘Tish’ as he was fondly called, was not only a local Cricket umpire but was also a qualified Leeward Islands umpire.

He was not only a referee in local Football matches but also served as a reporter after the games, with his efficient and up to date reports that he sent out each night after the various matches.

He will be remembered as very professional; quiet, humble and extremely approachable and helpful.

It is understood that ‘Tish,’ as he was fondly called, was found dead at his home on Wednesday. The cause of death is yet unknown.

Condolences are expressed to his family members; friends and sports lovers across the region.