West Indies legend Sir Everton Weekes dies aged 95
Sir Everton Weekes, the previous member of the 3 Ws, has passed away. The mythical Caribbean batsman made his last at his home in Barbados on Wednesday. Weeks left this world after a lengthy illness of older age. Two additional members of the 3 Ws expired in 1967 and 2008. The 3 celebrities lived a couple of apart from Barbados. All three made their Test debuts for the West Indies in 1948.
The Marylebone Cricket Club mourns the death of Sir Everton Weekes. The MCC said, ‘Everyone at MCC and Lord’s is very saddened by the death of Sir Everton Weekes. He will be remembered as the best cricketer in West Indies cricket. Cricket West Indies (CWI) said, “Our hearts are saddened by the loss of our hero, our legend, our icon.
The real hero was Sir Weekes. He has played 48 Tests for the Caribbean and scored 4455 runs at an average of 58.61. He is still the only batsman in white cricket history to score a century in five consecutive innings. Sir Wicks is the 10th highest batting average among those who have played at least 20 innings in a Test.
Weeks made his international debut against England at Kennington Oval when he was just 22 years old. He was known as one of the best batsmen in the world in the 40’s and 50’s.
SiSir Everton Weekes was ill for a long time. He had to be admitted to intensive care due to a heart attack in June 2019.
Expressing grief over his death, the West Indies Players Association said, “We respect the West Indies icon. Sir Everton has made invaluable contributions to the sport of his region and country. We were blessed to have him. Let his soul sleep in peace. ‘