2 July, Kathmandu:
Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes has died at the age of 95.
He, who scored 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61 in 48 Tests, is the only man to make centuries in five consecutive Test innings.
Weekes was known as one of the ‘Three Ws’ alongside fellow West Indies greats Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) said “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero.Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world.”
Weekes was the third oldest surviving men’s Test cricketer, after South African John Watkins and England’s Don Smith, both of whom are 97.
Source : International News Agencies