St. George’s, Grenada Sir Andy Roberts received recognition from the Windward Islands Cricket Board (WICB) for his continued contribution to cricket development in the West Indies.

WICB President Dr. Kishore Shallow presented a plaque to Sir Andy following a fruitful engagement with fast bowlers at the Windward Islands franchise. The West Indian cricket legend traveled to Grenada, home of the Volcanoes franchise, from April 27 – 30, 2022.

The franchise hosted Sir Andy to observe and help the fast bowlers as they prepare for the resumption of the West Indies regional 4-day tournament. The exchanges included discussions on the theory and art of fast bowling. International players Shermon Lewis and Preston McSween participated in the sessions.

WICB Technical Director, Miles Bascombe said: As we continue the efforts to zoom in on specific components of the game, this fast bowling engagement was timely and productive. The experience and knowledge that Sir Andy has shared with these cricketers are invaluable and will eventually bear fruits.

WICB Vice President Dwain Gill said: Hosting Sir Andy aligns with the New Windwards policy of advancing our cricketers on all fronts. While this was primarily about developing our fast bowlers’ skills, another critical element of this activity was to allow these young players to identify with a West Indian legend and be inspired.

Sir Andy Roberts talks to the Windward Island pacers in the Grenada National Stadium

The Volcanoes team travels on May 15 to Trinidad and Tobago for the final three rounds of the regional 4-day tournament.

About Sir Andy Roberts: Former West Indian fast bowler, playing Test and ODI for West Indies from 1974 to 1983. Roberts was the first Antiguan to play Test cricket for the West Indies, paving the way for other greats like Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Richie Richardson, and Sir Curtly Ambrose. In the West Indies, he played for Leeward Islands and Combined Islands. Roberts also played extensive county cricket for Hampshire County Cricket Club and Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

Written by Luke Wilson