Coury who died on Monday 22nd October, 2012 was for many years, the owner and operator of a wholesale establishment located at Ponds Industrial Extension and a retail business at College Street in downtown Basseterre.
The Prime Minister’s comment is the latest in a number of tributes that have been flowing in during the course of the week.
Coury is best known however and will be remembered mostly for his pursuits on the cricket field, in a career that spanned about two decades. He was a feared leg spinner who received many caps for the St. Kitts Cricket Team and the Leeward Islands Cricket Team. He is also credited for the outstanding leadership role he played in the well known St. Christopher Cricket Club, which in its time was one of the leading organizations in the sport, producing many outstanding players.
At his press conference on Wednesday this week, the Prime Minister said on behalf of his government, “We would like to pay our respects and to pay tribute to the late Leroy Coury. As you would have heard Mr. Coury passed away on Monday the 22nd of October. We also would be aware he was one of our successful cricket sporting heroes. His left arm spin bowling has mesmerized not only regional and local cricket players, but those of international acclaim as well. So I want use this opportunity I’m sure on behalf of the Press as well, to express condolences to his dear wife and family who are left to mourn.”
There is no word yet on when Mr. Coury will be laid to rest.