Roberts, Ambrose and Richardson set to be honoured with knighthoods

          

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The trio are set to be knighted during the first ODI between the West Indies and England

Former West Indies pace bowlers Andy Roberts and Curtly Ambrose, along with batsman Richie Richardson, are set to be honoured with knighthoods during the first ODI between the West Indies and England in Antigua on February 28.

Even though it has yet to be confirmed, the Caribbean media have reported that the trio will be knighted by Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack during the lunch break.

It is also understood that Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and the leader of the Opposition Antigua Labour Party, Gaston Browne, will be in attendance.

Roberts represented the West Indies in 47 Tests and took 202 Test wickets at an impressive average of 25.61.

Ambrose represented the West Indies in 98 Tests and claimed 405 wickets at an outstanding average of 20.99.

Richardson captained the West Indies in 24 out of the 86 Tests he played and scored 5,949 runs at a brilliant average of 44.39.

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