August 28, 2006


A cricketing giant

George Binoy

Player, coach, captain, selector, manager, administrator and unwavering defender of the game's great values, Sir Clyde Walcott was a cricketing giant in every way, writes Tony Cozier in Barbados-based The Daily Nation.

In 44 Tests for the West Indies, he became one of the finest batsmen the game has known, forever linked with a triumvirate of Barbadian batsmen, born within a year and a mile of each other and everlastingly known as the 3Ws through the coincidence of the first letter of their surnames.

Read Sir Everton Weekes's tribute in The Nation, as told to Philip Spooner.

"It's not easy to accept what is inevitable, although we expect it sometimes, when it happens it still chokes you up inside."

Also read Walcott's obituary by BC Pires in The Guardian.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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