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Windies legends gets plaque honour

HONOURED: Sir Everton Weekes

THREE OF the greatest West Indies batsman were honoured recently.

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) and Commowealth Plaque Trust unveiled a blue plaque for the first time in the Commonwealth at a ground-breaking and historic occasion at the Kensington Oval, Barbados – the mecca of West Indian cricket.

Cheryl Carter, director of BTMI UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted that three Barbadians are being honoured by the Commonwealth Plaque Trust.

“Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes, are without doubt three of the greatest cricketers that the world has ever seen.

“We are incredibly proud that this honour will be bestowed on them here in Barbados and that Barbados will be the first Commonwealth destination to have the unveiling of a blue plaque.”

The blue plaque commemorates the famous ‘Three Ws’ of West Indies and world cricket - Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes, who were all knighted for their services to the game.

Sir Frank and Sir Clyde are no longer alive, but Sir Everton Weekes, along with Michael Read chairman of the British Plaque Trust, unveiled the plaque in the presence of other undisputed legends of cricket, including Sir Wesley Hall, Sir Charlie Griffith and Desmond Haynes at the world-renowned venue, where the game has been played since 1882.

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