West Indies batting legend, Sir Everton Weekes, has passed away aged 95 after fighting an ailment for a couple of months. He died at his Christ Church home in Barbados sometime Wednesday afternoon.
Cricket West Indies made a statement on their social media platforms, it read; “Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero, Sir Everton Weekes. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world. May he rest in peace.”
Sir Everton Weekes began his international career against England on January 21, 1948, and enjoyed a career spanning 48 Tests in 20 years with an excellent average of 58.61, he notched up 15 centuries and 19 half-centuries with a top score of 207.
He was a part of the legendary 3 Ws along with Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell,
The trio, along with George Headley transformed the West Indies batting line-up into a consistent and formidable one.