Cricket legends knighted

Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts.

Three West Indies cricket legends were knighted during the One-Day International between England and the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Recreation Ground on Feb. 28.

Former fast bowlers Andy Roberts and Curtly Ambrose and former West Indies captain Richie Richardson were knighted,by Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack during the lunch break.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and Leader of the Opposition Labor Party (ALP) Gaston Browne attended the ceremony.

Roberts, the first Antiguan and Barbudan to represent the West Indies made his debut against England in March 1974.

The bowler was part of the “quartet” of West Indian bowlers from the mid-seventies to the early eighties that had a devastating effect on opposition batsmen at both Tests and One-Day International levels. The other three bowlers are Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Colin Croft.

Former West Indies captain and middle order batsman, Sir Vivian Richards, arguably the finest batsman of his generation was knighted by the Antigua government in 1999.

Former West Indies players Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose.
AP Photo/Colin James,File

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