The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed sadness with the passing of the great and legendary West Indian cricketer Sir Everton Weeks.
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a Message of Condolence to Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, described Barbadian Sir Everton as a true icon and example of excellence who has been lost to the Region.
Here is the Secretary-General’s message:
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) notes with sadness the passing of the great and legendary West Indian cricketer, Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes.
Sir Everton’s contribution to the game, the Region and his native Barbados spanned as player, coach, administrator and commentator. His exploits, along with those of his late compatriots Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott, earned them the unforgettable acronym of the 3Ws. He was a key member of the famous West Indies Team that was the first to defeat England in a Test Series in England.
His record of five consecutive Test centuries remains unbroken.
Sir Everton will be well remembered, apart from his cricketing skills, for his grace, humility and wit.
The Community extends its condolences to his relatives, and the Government and people of Barbados. A true icon and example of excellence has been lost to the Region.