He’s considered the best all-rounder (batsman and bowler) ever. Over his three-decade career, he played all over the world in international tournaments, professional leagues, exhibitions, and all star games. Now, he’s going to enjoy a Queens weekend.
Sir Garfield Sobers, a cricketer from Barbados who played for the West Indies squad between 1954 and 1974 and was knighted by Queens Elizabeth II in 1975, will participate in a Legends Weekend at Idlewild Park in Jamaica on Saturday and Sunday. The 79-year-old will join other phenomenons from the 1970s-1990s, such as Shivnarine Chanderpaul from Guyana, Gus Logie from Trinidad and Tobago, and fellow Barbados native Gordon Greenidge, in friendly matches against a New York City-based squad. More details on jump page.
The fun begins with a banquet with the living legends at Antun’s in Queens Village tonight, Friday, at 9 pm. The next two days will be nothing but “cricket, lovely cricket” in front of passionate crowds as leagues throughout the Tri-State Area have been asked to suspend play for the weekend so enthusiasts can attend the matches.
Details: West Indies Cricket Legends Weekend 2015, Idlewild Park, vicinity of 232nd Street and 148th Avenue, Jamaica, August 1 and 2, 10 am, prices vary, (347) 755-4050 or (516) 590-6483.
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