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Former Test umpire dies aged 72

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 24, 2013

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Andrew Weekes, a former Test umpire from the West Indies, died on January 21 in St. Kitts. He was 72. Weekes, who was the first international umpire from St. Kitts, stood in four Tests and three ODIs between 1983 and 1990.

"He was one of the outstanding umpires in the Caribbean during the 1980s and early 1990s," Julian Hunte, president of the WICB, said. "He did some tremendous work with the development of the game in St Kitts and also was one of the leading match officials in the Shell Shield and regional limited-overs tournaments.

"He loved the game and he also dedicated a lot of time and energy to educating the people of his country. Excellence was his hallmark. For four decades he one of the leading educators on the island of St Kitts and helped to with the development of thousands of young lives. He was a true pioneer, ambassador and shining example for others to emulate."

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Posted by SNIFFLEATHER on (January 25, 2013, 15:08 GMT)

Thank you for your service to the game.

Condolences to family and friends alike.

RIP

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