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Umpire Clyde Duncan dies of cancer

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 27, 2011

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Reserve umpire Clyde Duncan inspects the field with Asoka de Silva and Tony Hill during Bangladesh's tour of West Indies in 2009 © AFP
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Clyde Duncan, the West Indies umpire, died in Trinidad, where he had been undergoing treatment for cancer. Duncan, 57, had officiated in two Tests, one each against Australia and England in the early 90s. He also stood in 21 ODIs and six Twenty20 Internationals, the most recent being when West Indies hosted South Africa in May 2010.

Guyana Cricket Board's president Chetram Singh said Duncan's loss would be felt across the Caribbean. "Clyde has contributed so much to umpiring in the West Indies and Guyana," Chetram told Demerara Waves Online News. "He was always willing to impart his knowledge to the youngsters."

WICB president Dr. Julien Hunte said: "It is with immense sadness that the Board has learnt of the passing of Clyde. We extend deepest condolences to his wife Fay and their four children.

"Clyde served West Indies cricket faithfully for over two decades and was always humble in his service. He was a consummate gentleman, always kind and pleasant and he will be missed in the cricketing fraternity. The West Indian cricket family is poorer with this immense loss."

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Posted by halberdierv2 on (July 28, 2011, 15:01 GMT)

I met the man last year comin out of Dominica, and he was looking on good health. RIP Clyde, you will be missed.

Posted by   on (July 28, 2011, 8:56 GMT)

cant believe it!! i just saw him some time ago...R.I.P...:(

Posted by   on (July 28, 2011, 1:15 GMT)

yea boss well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (July 28, 2011, 0:49 GMT)

WELL I'M GLAD TO SEE CRICINFO CARRYING THIS INFORMATION YO YHE CRICKET WORLD. BUT THE WAY THE ARTICLE IS PRESENTED IS AS THOUGH IT'S O FORIEGN NEWS . MATTER. NO IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS LOCAL TO ALL CRICKET FANS. AND CRICINFO SHOULD REALLY TAKE A LOOK A THEIR POLICIES. PEOPLE ARE VERY SENSITIVE

Posted by Shilly77 on (July 27, 2011, 20:59 GMT)

RIP Mr Duncan. You service the islands with pride.

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