The Regional Cricket Fraternity today said goodbye to West Indies batting legend Sir Everton Weekes who was laid to rest at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados after an Official funeral service at the World famous Kensington Oval, in Bridgetown this morning.
Weekes a member of the famous West Indies three W’s, died at the age of 95 earlier this month at his home in Barbados.
Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, Prime Minister Mia Mottley and a host of past and present cricketers including former Captain Brian Lara were among those in attendance.
Weekes, who made his Test debut against England in 1948, retired in 1958 and received a knighthood in 1995.
In a tribute to Weekes, president of the Barbados Cricket Association, Conde Riley, says it was the legendary batsman’s grace and engaging character that endeared him to so many.
Former West Indies batsman, Ian Bradshaw, representing the cricket legends and who was also one of the pallbearers, said Sir Everton had a huge impact on past and present cricketers due to his interactions off the field.
Speaking on behalf of the president of Cricket West Indies Ricky Skerritt, Dr. Akshai Mansingh, says the region was lucky to benefit from the life and times of Sir Everton Weekes.
Dr. Akshai Mansingh. director of Cricket West Indies.