Honours for Holding, Rowe, Walsh
KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC):
Three West Indies legends from Jamaica will be recognised with landmarks around Sabina Park being named in their honour.
Michael Holding will have the southern end of the ground named in his honour, fellow fast bowler Courtney Walsh will have his name branded at the northern end, and Lawrence Rowe will be recognised with his name attached to the players dressing rooms in the Great Northern Stand.
The Jamaica Cricket Association will host the naming ceremonies today during the lunch break on the opening day of the first Test between West Indies and India at the ground.
Walsh, as well as Rowe, who now resides in Miami, are expected to attend the function, but Holding is likely to be missing.
Holding, also known as 'Whis-pering Death', is now employed as a highly respected television presenter with SkySports in Britain, where he is currently covering the final Test between England and Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl.
the holding legacy
The 57-year-old Holding played 60 Tests, taking 249 wickets, and 122 one-day internationals, capturing 142 scalps, for West Indies between 1975 and 1987.
Walsh, aged 48, played 132 Tests, collecting a former World record 519 wickets, and 205 ODIs, snaring 227 victims.
The 62-year-old Rowe played 30 Tests, gathering 2,047 runs, and 11 ODIs, scoring 136 runs.
All three are former Jamaica captains.