Cricket West Indies (CWI) has congratulated West Indies cricket legends on recently being awarded honorary doctorates from the University of the West Indies (UWI). The trio – Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, received Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees in recent ceremonies. Sir Andy was honored by the UWI Five Islands Campus in Antigua, while Sir Gordon and Haynes received theirs from the UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.
“I felt that it was an honor, and you know, I appreciate anything that is given to me because of my contribution towards the game of cricket and towards the development of Antigua and Barbuda,” Sir Andy said.
During a brief ceremony in Antigua, the CWI as well as the Board of Directors and staff of Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) recently presented Sir Andy with a token of appreciation. The presentation of the special hamper was made by Enoch Lewis a Director of CWI, and Nelecia Yeates, General Manager of CCG.
All three are members of the ICC Hall of Fame. They formed part of the formidable west Indies team which dominated world cricket in the 1970s and 1980s. Sir Andy and Sir Gordon were members of the 1975 and 1979 World Cup winning teams, while Haynes was a member of the 1979 team.
Greenidge and Haynes formed the most successful opening batting combination in the history of international cricket.