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West Indies legend Vivian Richards honored with Order of the Caribbean Community

Viv Richards was a member of the 1975 and 1979 world-cup winning teams.

West Indies power hitter Vivian Richards had the reputation of destroying opponents with his destructive batting. He had been a driving force of one of the strongest West Indies sides in cricket history. He came out to bat with just a cap on. In addition, was known for his aggressive game which was a rare sight back in time. Vivian Richards has been conferred with the Order of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Moreover, he was honored with the prestigious award at the 43rd Conference of Heads of Government. The conference was held in Suriname. Cricket West Indies shared a post congratulating the 70-year-old veteran.

Richards also captained West Indies in 50 Tests. To date, he is the only WI captain to not lose a test series.

Vivian Richards honored with Order of the Caribbean Community


“On behalf of the Board of Directors of CWI and the entire West Indies Cricket community, I want to congratulate Sir Viv on this tremendous honor, which was conferred on him by CARICOM. It is a most fitting honor for a true hero of our region, a man who demonstrated to the world that Caribbean people are capable of punching above our weight by achieving excellence globally. Sir Viv took the baton from the pioneers of West Indies Cricket and established new levels of greatness and dominance for others to follow. He used his God-given talents, his mental and physical readiness, and his cricket bat, to bring glory to West Indians all around the world.”

Ricky Skerritt, President, Cricket West Indies

Vivian Richards Stats


Other Honors

  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)- 1974
  • Knight Commander of the Order of the Nation (KCN)- 1999
  • Knight of the Order of the National Hero (KNH)- 2006 (upgraded from KCN to KNH)
  • Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is named after him in respect in North Sound, Antigua
  • Wisden Trophy named as Richards-Botham Trophy
  • One of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century by- 2000
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