Former Windies wicketkeeper to be honoured

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada,  CMC- Former West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Junior Murray will be honoured at this year’s Vice Chancellor’s Cricket Match against the touring Zimbabwe team at Progress Park in Grenada’s eastern parish of St. Andrew next week.

Murray, who became Grenada’s first international cricketer when he made his debut for West Indies against Pakistan in 1992, will participate in a number of activities leading up to Wednesday’s match.

He played 33 Tests and 55 ODIs for West Indies and scored 6, 830 first class runs.

Murray will join a list of West Indies cricket legends who have been honoured during the Vice Chancellor’s match since it began in 1996.

The Vice Chancellor’s activities were scheduled to begin on Thursday with a video presentation of “Fire in Babylon”, an interactive session with Murray and a recruitment drive at his Alma Mater, the Grenada Boys’ Secondary School

On Saturday, a Junior Murray XI plays a Darren Sammy XI, featuring the best Under-19 cricketers in Grenada.

The highlight of the activities will be the Vice Chancellor XI versus Zimbabwe on Wednesday at Progress Park, St Andrew.

The Vice Chancellor’s team will come from Anthony Alleyne (Barbados); Sunil Ambris (St. Vincent); Michael Bedward (Jamaica); Shamar Brooks (Barbados); Yannic Carriah (Trinidad); Dawnley Grant (St Vincent); Chaim Holder (Barbados); Shai Hope (Barbados); Jerome Jones (Barbados); Wayne Morgan (Jamaica); Kjorn Ottley (Trinidad); Kristopher Ramsaran (Trinidad); and  Dawayne Sealy (Barbados).

Zimbabwe’s squad, which arrives here on Saturday, includes Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Tino Mawoyo, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Prosper Utseya, Regis Chakabva, Malcolm Waller, Keegan Meth, Craig Ervine, Chamu Chibhabha, Tino Mutombodzi, and Natsai M’shangwe.

The Vice Chancellor’s XI vs. Zimbabwe match is a precursor to three One Day Internationals to be played at the National Cricket Stadium in St Goerge’s, starting next Friday.

The other matches will be played on February 24 and 26.


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