Geoffrey Boycott’s glowing tribute to Windies’ cricketers at British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce Dinner
CRICKET legend Geoffrey Boycott OBE attended a British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) Dinner in Yorkshire, England, to celebrate tastes of the Caribbean in Yorkshire.
The dinner was hosted by Chamber Honorary Patron Lord Howard of Lympne (the former British Home Secretary) and BCCC Chief Executive Dr. Ian Kelly.
The England and Yorkshire Cricket legend spoke with great warmth and affection about what he described as “the West Indies’ three greatest ever batsmen, Brian Lara, Viv Richards and Gary Sobers”.
Dr. Kelly highlighted that the Chamber’s Trinidad Chapter was celebrating its 15th anniversary of being established in Port of Spain on November 3 this year with a celebratory ‘High Tea’.
He went on to note that: “Geoffrey was also delighted to pass on his best wishes to the Trinidad event, as well as going on to recollect some of his very happiest memories of cricket in the West Indies, not least his three Test centuries he secured there!”
The dinner, which also included St. Lucia’s Minister for Tourism, Dominic Fedee, had a St. Lucian spices and rum theme as Caribbean export products were highlighted to Yorkshire business leaders.