The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Thursday introduced that the enduring West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes can have a distinguished place in its proposed museum.
Weekes, who was the final of the well-known West Indies trio, the three Ws alongside Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Frank Worrell, died aged 95 on Wednesday.
Weekes through the historic West Indies tour of India in 1948, scored 5 consecutive lots of together with 162 and 101 on the Eden Gardens which is part of cricketing folklore.
“Everton Weekes was a huge name in cricket. His loss is deeply felt in the world of sports. He is especially remembered by all of us here for being the first person to score an International century at Eden Gardens in Independent India,” CAB President Avishek Dalmiya mentioned.
“We have decided that his name would feature prominently in the Cricket Museum which would be set up at Eden Gardens, the work of which would commence once the pandemic is over.”
The CAB additionally plans to have a small feature on that Test Match throughout its Annual Awards Ceremony.
Speaking on this, the CAB President said, “We would remember that historic Test which happened for the first time at Eden Gardens after Indian Independence during Annual Awards ceremony later this year.”
Talking about Weekes, CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly mentioned: “Legends like Sir Everton Weekes comes rarely. The people of Calcutta were fortunate to see him play at Eden Gardens.”
“I have heard often about him from my grandfather. Perhaps the most famous of the Three Ws, he had a century at Eden also and if we can get some memorabilia of Sir Weekes in our proposed museum it will be a shrine for cricket lovers.”