West Indies legend Andy Roberts will receive a special honor next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his international debut.
The Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association and the West Indies Cricket Board will mark the occasion during the three-match One-Day Series between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium next February and March.
“It’s something to look forward to…being honored for my contribution to cricket in Antigua, the West Indies and around the world,” Roberts said.
The outstanding fast bowler played his first Test for West Indies against England in Barbados in 1974. In that match, Roberts used the new ball and took three wickets, 1-75 in the first innings and 2-49 in the second innings.
Earlier this year, Roberts was the head coach of the St. Lucia Zouks in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League.
The West Indies will take on England in the first of three matches on Feb. 28 before returning on March 2 and 5 for two other ODIs.
All matches will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds. The teams will then travel to Barbados where they will play three Twenty20 matches on March 9, 11 and 13 at Kensington Oval.