West Indies fast bowling great, Sir Wes Hall was honored on Sunday night when a statue was unveiled in his honour at Kensington Oval, next to the statue of another icon of the game, Sir Garfield Sobers. In a statement on behalf of Cricket West Indies and cricket stakeholders of the region, President Ricky Skerritt, paid tribute to Sir Wes.
“This life-sized statue appropriately depicts Sir Wes Hall in his legendary delivery stride, just before unleashing another fiery attack on his opponent’s wicket. From a young age, and throughout his impressive career, Sir Wes became famous for his persistent but controlled pace, and his never-say-die attitude,” he said. “He was only 23 years of age when he bowled that famous over that climaxed the historic first ever tied Test match in 1960 at Brisbane, Australia. That dramatic final over symbolized the talent, determination, and mental toughness that always provided a solid foundation for the iconic career of Sir Wes Hall, on and off the field. This statue is welcomed by CWI as a most timely tribute to a true legend and servant of West Indies cricket.”