Former West Indies Captain and middle order batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul is to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from The University of the West Indies’ St Augustine campus.
According to a report in The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, Chanderpaul is one of five perons who will be honoured during the annual graduation ceremony celebration, the UWI announced on Wednesday.
Shiv Chanderpaul, who turns 44 next Thursday, appeared in 164 Test matches, compiling 11,867 runs, at an average of 51.37, with a highest score of 203 not out. He scored 30 centuries and recorded 66 fifties.
Chanderpaul, who is currently playing for Lancashire in the English County Championships, also appeared in 268 One Day Internationals.
The other honorees are calypso legend Winston Bailey, better known as The Mighty Shadow, Paula Lucie-Smith, former prime minister of The Bahamas, Hubert Ingraham and Professor Dermott Kelleher.
According to The Guardian report, Bailey will have all reason to “dingolay” this October, as three weeks after he celebrates his 77th birthday, he will be awarded with an Honorary Doctor of Letters during the campus’ three days of graduation ceremonies scheduled to begin on October 25.
Paula Lucie-Smith, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA), will receive an honorary Doctorate of Laws. ALTA is a non-profit organisation in existence in T&T since 1982 which addresses the issue of adult literacy and has helped hundreds of people since its inception.
Former prime minister of Bahamas Hubert Ingraham will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws. Ingraham was the prime minister of Bahamas from August 1992 to May 2002 and again from May 2007 to May 2012.
Prof Dermott Kelleher, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Canada, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science.