Name Clyde Leopold Walcott
Date of Birth January 17, 1926
Died August 26, 2006, Barbados (aged 80 years 221 days)
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, British Guiana
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Test Batting Record 44 Test, 3798 runs, Average 56.78
Other- President West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Chairman – International Cricket Council (ICC)
One third of the famous three Ws that included Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Clyde passed away in Barbados last Saturday at the age of 80.
Sir Clyde represented the West Indies for 12 years as an outstanding batsman but went on to make invaluable contributions to the game at an administrative level.
Remembered by friends, colleagues and teammates as a fierce competitor on the field but gentleman off it, Sir Clyde was also President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) before becoming Chairman on the International Cricket Council (ICC).
He was also manager of the West Indies team which captured the 1975 and 79 World Cup titles and was knighted for his services to the game in 1994
His close friend and the only living member of 3W’s Sir Everton Weekes remembered Walcott-“as a great man, a truly great man; he was one of those kinds of people that don\’t come around too often, Sir Everton said.”