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West Indies icon Everton Weekes dies at 95

By The Assam Tribune

BRIDGETOWN, July 2: Cricket�s biggest names, most of whom could hear only stories of Sir Everton Weekes� exploits from the bygone era, on Thursday remembered the �great� batsman and a �greater human being� in glowing tributes after he died aged 95.

Weekes, who formed the famous three �Ws� of West Indies cricket alongside Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell as part of a formidable batting lineup for more than a decade, died on Wednesday.

His death left the cricket world in a state of mourning.

�As one of the remarkable �Three Ws�, along with Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell, who together struck 39 Test centuries, he played an important hand in a period that marked the rising dominance of West Indies cricket,� the ICC said in its obit.

Sachin Tendulkar, one of another all-time greats who dominated the sport a few decades after Weekes called it quits, said the legend will be missed.

�Sir Everton Weekes is no more! Had heard many stories about his batting along with the other Legendary 2Ws. You will be missed Sir. Rest In Peace,� Tendulkar tweeted.

Master blaster Viv Richards, who has a huge following in the Caribbean, called him a true icon.

�Can�t believe the legendary Sir Everton Weekes is no more. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. One of the greatest cricketers from the country. A true icon. Rest In Peace, legend!� Richards wrote on his twitter handle. � PTI

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West Indies icon Everton Weekes dies at 95

BRIDGETOWN, July 2: Cricket�s biggest names, most of whom could hear only stories of Sir Everton Weekes� exploits from the bygone era, on Thursday remembered the �great� batsman and a �greater human being� in glowing tributes after he died aged 95.

Weekes, who formed the famous three �Ws� of West Indies cricket alongside Clyde Walcott and Frank Worrell as part of a formidable batting lineup for more than a decade, died on Wednesday.

His death left the cricket world in a state of mourning.

�As one of the remarkable �Three Ws�, along with Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell, who together struck 39 Test centuries, he played an important hand in a period that marked the rising dominance of West Indies cricket,� the ICC said in its obit.

Sachin Tendulkar, one of another all-time greats who dominated the sport a few decades after Weekes called it quits, said the legend will be missed.

�Sir Everton Weekes is no more! Had heard many stories about his batting along with the other Legendary 2Ws. You will be missed Sir. Rest In Peace,� Tendulkar tweeted.

Master blaster Viv Richards, who has a huge following in the Caribbean, called him a true icon.

�Can�t believe the legendary Sir Everton Weekes is no more. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. One of the greatest cricketers from the country. A true icon. Rest In Peace, legend!� Richards wrote on his twitter handle. � PTI

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