KINGSTON - Darren Sammy has declared his intention to donate his match fee for Wednesday's one-day international against New Zealand to the family of Runako Morton, the West Indies batsman who died in a car accident in March.

Morton, who was from St Kitts and Nevis, will be remembered during the third ODI at Warner Park in St Kitts, and the day has been declared a public holiday. Sammy said he and the allrounder Dwayne Bravo had been trying to raise money for Morton's family through online auctions of cricket memorabilia, and they would continue to help out with the donation of their match fees.

"The third ODI, we as a West Indies team have devoted that game to Runako Morton," Sammy said. "St Kitts is the closest we'll get to playing international cricket [in Nevis, where Morton was born]. We thought it would be a good way to play tribute to him. It was brought about by WIPA and all the players agreed it was a good initiative to remember Runako Morton. "Myself and Dwayne Bravo have devoted our match fees for the third ODI to Runako Morton and we'll be making a donation to his wife."