Guyana icons inducted into Hall of Fame

Sat, May 23, 2009 1:16 PM


On the 20th March, the first one-day international between West Indies and England at the Providence Stadium,
Guyana, Lance Gibbs alongside his cousin Clive Lloyd, ex-ICC match referee and now Chairman of the
ICC Cricket Committee, were inducted in a special ceremony in front of a large and appreciative crowd.

Commemorative caps were presented to the pair by West Indies Cricket Board President (WICB) and International
Cricket Council (ICC) director Dr Julian Hunte and Chetram Singh, President of the Guyana Cricket
Board. The third inductee being Rohan Kanhai who is due to receive his cap later in the year.

After finishing his career as a cricketer in 1985, Lloyd joined the International Cricket Council in 1992 as part of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and stood in 53 Test matches and 133 ODIs before retiring
in 2007. The 64-year-old Lloyd continues his association with the ICC to this day and is the Chairman of the
ICC Cricket Committee, a role he took over in 2008 from another ICC Cricket Hall of Famer and former India maestro Sunil Gavaskar.

Gibbs, a crafty off-spinner, played in 79 Test matches for theWest Indies taking an impressive 309 wickets.
Gibbs career also spanned over 18 years for the West Indies.

The cap presentation ceremony is a key part of the celebrations to mark the ICC?s centenary year as it acknowledges
the greats of the game and the contributions they have made to ensure cricket is a great sport with a great
spirit.


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