December 9, 2023
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) expresses sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of two former Guyana and West Indies cricketers, Clyde Butts and Joe Solomon.
Clyde Godfrey Butts was a former off-spinner and served as captain of Guyana in the 1980s. He made his Test debut in 1987 and played seven (7) Tests. He later served as an administrator, and was Chairman of Selectors for West Indies.
Joe Stanislaus Solomon played 27 Test matches from 1958 to 1965. He is remembered for his run-out of the last Australian batsman that resulted in the tied Test in December 1960 in Brisbane.
Nixon McLean, WIPA Vice President, commented, “It is a sad time for Guyana and West Indies cricket with the passing of Clyde Butts and Joe Solomon. Both gentlemen served their countries and the region well, and their legacy will live on. May they both rest in peace.”
WIPA President and CEO, Wavell Hinds, remarked, “My sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Clyde Butts and Joe Solomon, and to the cricket fraternity. We honour their invaluable contribution to the sport and the region. May their souls rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon them.”