Former West Indies Umpire Andrew Weekes has Died

At a time when Kittitians were hoping for one of their own to make it to the senior West Indies cricket team, which is an accomplishment still not attained, Andrew weeks was a trailblazer as the first umpire in the Leeward Islands to qualify as an official International Test Cricket umpire in the 1980s.

He was well respected by those former West Indies players who represented the regional side during the time Weekes was an ajudicator. He was also a long serving umpire in St. Kitts at all levels of the game and also contributed significantly to the local Umpires Association.

MiyVue.com has learnt that as a professional, Weekes taught for many years at the Convent High School (now the Immaculate Conception Catholic School, ICCS), in St. Kitts. His former students have been paying tribute to their favourite and hard working math teacher, with numerous posts and articles on various social media channels.

Weekes died on Thursday 17th January, 2013, after a period of illness. He will be sadly missed by the sporting community and the education fraternity.

 

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