ICC pays tribute to Sir Everton Weekes

Former West Indies' cricket player, Sir Everton Weekes has died at the age of 95.
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has offered its condolences following the death of former West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes who passed away at the age of 95 recently.

In a statement, ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney remembered ICC Cricket Hall of Fame Weekes as a top batsman of his era and one whose performances will long be remembered.

ICC Chief Executive, Manu Sawhney.                           REUTERS / Roy Madhur

Sawhney said Weeks is a distinguished name in cricket and he was an integral member of one of the best Test sides ever. We all know of “The Three Ws” that comprised Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott and Weekes, and the reputation they had during the 1940s and 50s.

“His attacking batting contributed in making the West Indies such an attractive side to watch. To be in that team itself was such a big honor, but there were times when Weekes really stood apart with his distinct style. On behalf of the ICC, I send condolences to his family and friends,” the statement said.

Weekes played 48 Test matches from 1947 to 1958 aggregating 4,455 runs at an average of 58.1. Weekes slammed 15 centuries, which included a record five in consecutive innings in 1948.

One of those centuries came at home against England and four on a tour of India. He almost got a sixth consecutive century but was unlucky to be run out for 90 at Chennai.

Weekes officiated as an ICC match referee in three Tests and four one-day internationals, all in 1994.

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