KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Board of Directors and members of the West Indies Players’ Association wish to extend their condolences to the family and friends of Andy Ganteaume who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 95.
Although only representing the West Indies in one Test Match, Mr Ganteaume had the honour, of scoring a century in that at game, which was versus England, at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago in 1948.
He represented Trinidad and Tobago in 50 First Class matches, scoring 2785 at an average of 34.81. On debut for Trinidad and Tobago, at the age of 20, he scored a remarkable 87 batting at number 8.
Mr Ganteaume served as West Indies team manager from 1973-1974 and was the oldest living West Indian Test cricketer.
On learning of Mr Ganteaume’s passing WIPA’s President and CEO, Wavell Hinds said yesterday, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all his loved ones during this difficult time. His contributions to cricket in the Caribbean not as just a player, but also as an administrator will never be forgotten.”