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July 1: Sir Everton Weekes, 95, Barbadian cricket star and racial pioneer who featured prominently for the West Indies. Swadhin Bangla Football team striker AKM Nowsheruzzaman died of Covid-19 at the age of 72. A legend, our hero, Sir Everton Weekes," tweeted Cricket West Indies. The late Sir Everton Weekes was today described by Vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies Professor Sir Hilary Beckles as one of the great revolutionaries of the Caribbean, while delivering the eulogy at the funeral service for the legendary Barbados and West Indies’ batsman at Kensington Oval. Benazir Bhutto's daughter Bakhtawar gets engaged, watch video. Sir Everton Weekes. He was the father of three sons and one daughter – one of whom, David Murray, went on to play 19 Tests as West Indies’ wicketkeeper between 1978 and 1982. Sir Everton Weekes, the last of the three Ws, died aged 95 on July 1. He is the oldest living West Indies cricketer – and a much loved and revered member of the West Indies cricket family. Andy Weekes, a stylish batsman and also an excellent footballer at school, gave up cricket early for a music career, while Sir Everton’s grandson, Ricky Hoyte (Murray’s son), also played for Barbados. BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS - APRIL 19: Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Kathryn Ward (daughter of Denis Atkinson) and Denis Depeiaza (son of Clairmonte Depeiaza) receive awards as West Indies cricket record holders during the ICC Cricket World Cup Super Eights match between West Indies and Bangladesh at the Kensington Oval on April 19, 2007 in Bridgetown, Barbados. Remembering the Sports Legends Who Passed Away in 2020. Weekes was the father of three sons and one daughter, one of whom, David Murray, went on to play 19 Tests as West Indies’ wicketkeeper between 1978 and 1982, before losing his way due to the emergence of Jeffrey Dujon and his participation in the rebel tour to South Africa in 1983. Apart from the Order of St. Michael and St. George, Sir Everton was also awarded the Gold Crown of Merit and the Order of the British Empire. As a member of the Three Ws – alongside Sir Frank Worrell and But cricket was his real love. CRICKET West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday sent greetings to the great Sir Everton Weekes, who celebrated his 95th birth anniversary. Weekes, who scored 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61 in 48 Tests, is the only man to make five consecutive centuries in Test innings, which occurred between March and December 1948. The year 2020 is a sorrowful in the world stadiums. Sir Everton died quietly at his home, Chancery Lane, Christ Church, in the early afternoon. ... Named in honour of Everton FC, Weekes was a good enough footballer to represent Barbados at the sport. Sir Everton Weekes, the last member of the legendary Three Ws, has died at the age of 95. "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. Legendary batsman Everton Weekes, the last of the famed West Indies 'Three Ws', died Wednesday at the age of 95 and was hailed as "a founding father" of the sport in the Caribbean. Legendary batsman Everton Weekes, the last of the famed West Indies 'Three Ws', died Wednesday at the age of 95 and was hailed as "a founding father" of the sport in the Caribbean.
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