HEADLINE: Sir Frank Worrell’s legacy to be honoured

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3/3/17 7:18:32 AM 

THE Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Committee will host two events next week in Trinidad to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the legendary West Indies captain.

Worrell, who died at age 42 on March 13, 1967 of leukaemia, became the first black captain of the West Indies in the 1950s. Along with fellow Bajans Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes, the trio earned the sobriquet “The Three Ws.” Bruce Aanensen, treasurer of The Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Committee, said at a press conference at All Sport Promotions in Woodbrook, yesterday, that the committee’s goal is to keep Worrell’s legacy alive.

He said, “The Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Committee has been tireless in its efforts to promote the legacy of a man, who despite his short 42 years, made the most impactful difference in the history of West Indies cricket, Sir Frank Mortimer Worrell.

“This year we commemorate the 50th anniversary, and while we would have liked to do more, the committee has chosen two events which we feel will remind the West Indian community of the life altering work of this most Caribbean of men.” The first event, which is by invitation only, will be The Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture held on March 10 at the Central Bank Auditorium in Port of Spain. Sir Everton will receive the Noble Spirit Award at the event. Sir Everton, who is now 92 years old, is the only member of “The Three Ws” still alive. Sir Clyde died at age 80 in 2006.

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3/3/17 10:45:43 AM 
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Let me again state that Sir Frank Worrell apart from his prowess as a
Player & Captain of the West Indies Team , was a man og Great Vision ,
who single handedly made it possible
for Players from the Windward & Leeward Islands , having an opportunity to vie for places in the West Indies Team .

Perhaps he was influenced by the fact that he was on a Team that Toured St. Vincent , when he was a great Player
and was clean bowled by Frank Mason .

The stark fact is that Sir Frank Worrell was a man with Vision , not like the Big Idiots in the governance of Cricket in the Region .

As I have continuously stated in this Forum , at the zenith of our Teams &
Players Dominance in International
Cricket , the people in the Worst International Cricket Board in the Commonwealth , aka the WICBC , when England limited the number of Overseas Players playing Cricket in England & that was swiftly followed by a change in the International Tour
Schedule the WICBC Bluntly refused to
form a Regional Cricket League .

Make absolutely no mistake England limiting Overseas Players from playing in England ; and the change in the International Cricket Schedule
were carefully engineered to eventually erode the dominance of Our
Team & Players .

So 5 freaking years ago it finally dawned on the Big Idiots that they needed to form a Regional League . But it is too late , because currently in the longer versions of the game WE are wallowing at or near the bottom in International Cricket .

So here We are currently , unable to attract Financial Sponsors , the fact
is this :

IT WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE

WICBC WHEN OUR PLAYERS WERE THE BEST

IN THE WORLD TO FORM A REGIONAL

LEAGUE . THEY SAT ON THEIR ASSES AND

DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING UNTIL 5 YEARS

AGO , WHEN FINANCIAL SPONSORS ARE NOT

INTERESTED IN OUR TEAM .

Obviously this demonstrates the lack of Vision by those in the governance
of Cricket in the Region . So WE are
now Reaping the bitter Harvest of
the WICBC 's lack of Vision & Foresight .

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