Full name Steven Mark Clark Alleyne
Born January 28, 1960, Stoke Newington, London, England
Died October 15, 2007, Barbados (aged 47 years 260 days)
Major teams Scotland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|List A span||1985 - 1985|
ALLEYNE, STEPHEN MARK CLARKE, who died of a heart attack on October
15, 2007, aged 47, headed the Barbados organising committee for the 2007 World
Cup. Alleyne was an actuary who became president of the Barbados Cricket
Association in 2000, and was adamant that the country must play a major role in
the first World Cup in the West Indies. He drove the bid to stage the final at
Kensington Oval, and oversaw the ground reconstruction that made it possible.
He had gone to university in Scotland, and spent several seasons with Edinburgh's
Carlton club, opening the batting for Scotland in their 1985 NatWest Trophy cuptie
against Glamorgan. The day before he died, he was playing for Empire, his
Bridgetown club. Alleyne was often seen as a future president of the West Indian
board: Joel Garner, his successor as BCA president, said he had "a brilliant mind".
Tony Cozier said his death was "a critical, inopportune loss" at a time when West
Indian cricket was so short of dynamic leaders.
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He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane