CARICOM To Confer Sir Clive Lloyd With Region’s Highest Award

(GUYANA NEWS ROOM) – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that CARICOM will confer legendary West Indies and Guyanese cricketer Sir Clive Lloyd with the Order of Caribbean Community (OCC) Award, the highest regional order.

According to CARICOM, the OCC is awarded to Caribbean nationals whose legacy in the economic, political, social and cultural development of Caribbean society is considered phenomenal.

The award will be conferred at the CARICOM meeting in July in Grenada.

Sir Clive led West Indies to victory over Australia at Lord’s in the final of the inaugural Cricket World Cup tournament in 1975.

Four years later, he again led the West Indies to the world title when they beat England again at the historic venue. He played in 110 Tests and 87 One-Day Internationals and is one of the most successful captains ever.

During his captaincy, the team was the most successful in the world and had a run of 27 Test matches without defeat, including 11 wins in a row.

He was also a former West Indies team manager, selector and ICC Match Referee. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.