UWI to honor Chanderpaul

West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul, poses with the Man of the Series trophy during the presentation of the third and final cricket Test match against Australia in Roseau, Dominica, Friday, April 27, 2012.
Associated Press / Andres Leighton, File

Veteran Guyana and West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be honored this week by the University of the West Indies (UWI) when the Vice-Chancellor’s team plays an England XI in a 50-0vers game at Warner Park, Bassterre, St. Kitts.

The match will be a warm up for the England squad, which will take on West Indies in a three-match One-Day International series. A former West Indies captain, Chanderpaul’s 22-year-old career ended in 2016.

The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match has been a tradition in regional cricket for over 20 years, celebrating the historic partnership between two organizations — the University of the West Indies and the West Indies Cricket Board.

It was the brainchild of the late former West Indies captain, Sir Frank Worrell, who was a student counselor and administrator at UWI’s Mona Campus in the mid-1960s.

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