Sir Frank Worrell’s legacy to be honored in Trinidad this weekend

The legacy of one of the world’s greatest cricketers, Sir Frank Worrell of Barbados, will be honored in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.

Launched by the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Committee, the year of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the former West Indies cricket captain’s passing will be centered on a lecture by Trinidadian broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald, who was knighted in 1999 for his services to journalism.

Sir Frank, who died at age 42 in 1967, is remembered as more than a world-class cricketer, a press release states.

“He was intelligent, well-educated and possessed diplomatic skills, all of which he used effectively to promote the spirit of regionalism in the game of cricket and in wider elements of Caribbean society,” the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Committee states in its release.

Sir Frank’s helmsmanship was captured by Trinidadian historian Cyril Lionel Robert James in a 1967 article in “The Cricketer” entitled “Sir Frank Worrell: The Man Whose Leadership Made History.” He wrote: “If his reserve permitted it, this remarkable intelligence could be seen in his views of West Indian society. To us who were concerned he seemed poised for applying his powers to the cohesion and self-realization of the West Indian people. Not a man whom one slapped on the shoulder, he was nevertheless to the West Indian population an authentic national hero.” Read more

Source: Cayman COmpas