(CMC) – The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has congratulated Windies cricket legend Sir Richie Richardson on his honorary doctorate, saying it is a “deserving recognition”.
The former West Indies captain received the honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) for his contribution to sport, during the University of the West Indies (UWI) Five Islands Campus graduation ceremony last Saturday.
“The WIPA team congratulates Sir Richardson on this deserving recognition,” WIPA President and CEO Wavell Hinds said in a statement on Monday night.
“Sir Richie’s contribution to the sport is a noteworthy and commendable one and will live on in the hearts and minds of the people of the West Indies for years to come. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”
The 60-year-old Antiguan, who was knighted in 2014, amassed 5949 Test runs at an average of 44.39 and 6248 ODI runs at an average of 33.41.
Following his last international in 1996, he went on to become a team manager and referee.
The former right-handed batsman was appointed to the elite panel of match referees by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2015.