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In memoriam: Remembering sports persons who passed away in 2020

By Dhiman Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:17 PM IST
As we bid goodbye to 2020, we remember the passing of several sportspersons, national and international, whose legacies will live on long past a most tragic year.
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The ‘3 Ws’ of West Indies cricket at the West Indian Club, London, on April 15, 1957. From left: Frank Worrell (1924 - 1967), Everton Weekes (1925-2020) and Clyde Walcott (1926 - 2006).(Getty Images)
The ‘3 Ws’ of West Indies cricket at the West Indian Club, London, on April 15, 1957. From left: Frank Worrell (1924 - 1967), Everton Weekes (1925-2020) and Clyde Walcott (1926 - 2006).(Getty Images)

Always a cover fielder, my job was to take on his famous square-cuts

By Dattajirao Gaekwad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:33 AM IST
Weekes was a solid batsman. He particularly had a very good stroke through the covers when he used to bend his knee and hit. I used to always field in the covers. I had the best view.
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West Indies cricketer Everton Weekes batting energetically at Kingston against a Club Cricket Conference team, 28th April 1950. (Photo by Ockinden/Central Press/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
West Indies cricketer Everton Weekes batting energetically at Kingston against a Club Cricket Conference team, 28th April 1950. (Photo by Ockinden/Central Press/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Everton Weekes’s passage to greatness, via India

By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer) | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 08:50 AM IST
OBITUARY: The legend’s debut season saw five successive tons, four in India.
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File photo of Sir Everton Weekes.(Getty Images)
File photo of Sir Everton Weekes.(Getty Images)

When Everton Weekes gave India a batting lesson and created a record that still stands

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 07:26 PM IST
In the year 1948-49, West Indies visited a newly independent India for the first time as the two countries played a five-match Test series. India were yet to win a Test match, having played 15 matches so far and lost 10 out of those.
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File photo of former West Indies' cricket players Sir Everton Weekes.(AP)
File photo of former West Indies' cricket players Sir Everton Weekes.(AP)

‘Three Ws reunite now in Elysian fields’: Cricket fraternity mourns West Indies great Everton Weekes’ death

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 12:28 PM IST
“Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon. A legend, our hero, Sir Everton Weekes. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans around the world. May he rest in peace,” West Indies Cricket said in a tweet.
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West Indies legend Everton Weekes, the last of the three ‘Ws’, passes away at 95

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times. New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:22 AM IST
In his career, Weekes played 48 test matches and made 4,455 runs at an average of 58.61 per innings. That included a world-record five consecutive centuries in 1948 — scores of 141 against England in Jamaica, followed by scores of 128, 194, 162 and 101 in India. In his next innings, he made 90 when he was run out.
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A file photo of Sarfaraz Khan.(Twitter)
A file photo of Sarfaraz Khan.(Twitter)

Sarfaraz Khan surpasses VVS Laxman, Everton Weekes in first-class elite list

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 05:22 AM IST
Sarfaraz Khan scored a total of 605 first-class runs before being dismissed by Kamlesh Makvana and that is the seventh highest runs scored by a batsmen before being dismissed in first-class cricket.
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Former West Indies captain Clive Llyod(ANI)
Former West Indies captain Clive Llyod(ANI)

Clive Lloyd knighted; England WC winners receive honours

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Clive Llyod, who captained the West Indies from 1974 until 1985, will join the likes of Gary Sobers, Everton Weekes and Vivian Richards to receive the honour.
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