Young Chanderpaul Accepts UWI Award for Cricket Veteran

Veteran Guyanese cricketer and former captain of the West Indies Cricket team, Shivnarine Chanderpaul was honoured by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) during an international friendly 50-overs match on Saturday 25 February 2016. The UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI Cricket Match, a ‘warm-up’ preceding England’s tour of the West Indies for a three-match ODI series was held at Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts. It ended in an amicable defeat for The UWI team despite a century scored by Captain Chadwick Walton.

During the half-time break, a brief ceremony was held to recognise Chanderpaul’s outstanding contribution to cricket during his 22-year international career. He ended on 11,867 test runs, a few runs shy of the 12,000 by Trinidad and Tobago’s Brian Lara and is recorded in the history books as one of the greatest players in West Indies Cricket. Read more

Source: St. Lucia Times