At the WTM this year, you have the chance of meeting and discussing the latest Barbados news and potentials trips for 2017? If you’re not aware, 2017 is the Year of Sport in Barbados including international cricket matches. Whilst there you’ll have the chance to meet some of Barbados’ cricket and music legends on the stand during rum hour at 3pm – 4pm each day. Hoping to be there are the following cricket legends:
Playing for the West Indies and Hampshire County Cricket Club in the 1970’s, Gordon Greenidge is worthy of his title as one of the best cricketers that the West Indies has ever produced. He is most widely remembered for his part in securing victory for the West Indies in the 1975 world cup and his days at Hampshire Cricket Club which thrust him onto the world stage at the young age of 17 whilst living at a YMCA in Southampton. Post-playing days Gordon coached the international Bangladesh side to bring them up to world cup standard in just two years. These days he runs the Gordon Greenidge International Cricket School of Excellence in Barbados.
Sir Garry first made his first international appearance at the age of 17 in 1954 for the West Indies. From 1965-1972 he was captain of the West Indies, a position he holds with honour. In 1958 Sobers broke the record for the highest individual scoring in an innings and this was not broken until 1994. He has the fourth highest batting average in test match cricket history. In 1975 he was knighted by HM The Queen for his services to cricket and was named one of the ten National Heroes of Barbados in 1998 following an act of Parliament.
Desmond Haynes will always be remembered for his formidable match partnership with Gordon Greenidge. Between them, the pair achieved the third highest total of partnership runs in test match cricket history. Now at the age of 60, he is still remembered by English cricket fans as using delaying tactics in the 1989-1990 test series. Since retiring Desmond has been the Chairman of Selection at the Barbados Cricket Association and is currently a Director of the West Indies Cricket Board. He has also been a Government Senator and Chairman of the National Sports Council before turning his hand to golf in his down time!