Chris Gayle, Patrick Patterson to be honoured at Sabina Park Thursday

By July 17, 2018
Chris Gayle seen here receiving an award from Richie Richardson will be honored for his contributions to Windies cricket during the UWI Vice Chancellor's XI against Bangladesh on Thursday. Tear-away fast bowler Patrick Patterson will also be honoured. Chris Gayle seen here receiving an award from Richie Richardson will be honored for his contributions to Windies cricket during the UWI Vice Chancellor's XI against Bangladesh on Thursday. Tear-away fast bowler Patrick Patterson will also be honoured.

West Indies fast bowling great Patrick Patterson and Christopher Gayle will be honoured during the match between the UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI and the visiting Bangladesh team during at Sabina Park on Thursday.

Patterson played in 28 Tests between 1986 and 1993 and took 93 wickets with his fiery pace that terrified opposing batsmen. According to Elizabeth Buchannan-Hind, the Executive Director of UWI Regional Headquarters, Patterson and Gayle were selected to be honoured this year for their outstanding contributions to Windies cricket.

“Once again The UWI takes the opportunity of working with Cricket West Indies to celebrate the excellence of the peoples’ culture,” said UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Hilary Beckles. “We celebrate Mr Gayle, ‘World Boss’ and living legend for his phenomenal productivity and creative performances. We honour Mr Patterson for the spark of brilliance he ignited in our cricket with his explosive genius. We uplift him this day and every day and hope to restore some of that which he gave us.”

Past honourees include Jeffrey Dujon, Malcolm Marshall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner and Courtney Walsh, who incidentally is the coach of the Bangladesh team.

The match is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. and the ceremony to honour the players has been scheduled for 5:30 pm and all efforts are being made to have Patterson in attendance.

Mrs Buchannan-Hind urged the Jamaican public to show up in their numbers – attendance is free – to support the two Jamaican greats who have contributed so much to regional cricket.

Chadwick Walton will captain the Vice Chancellor’s XI that will feature the likes of Gayle and T20 star Andre Russell as well O.J. Shields, Oshane Walters, Amir Jangoo, Yannick Ottley, Jarlani Searles, Vikash Mohan, Nicholas Kirton, Kavem Hodge, Jermaine Levy and Gillon Tyson.

 

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