Sir Vivian Richards honoured after statue of him unveiled in Antigua

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“I am privileged and over the moon”

Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards has admitted that he was delighted and honoured after witnessing a statue of himself being unveiled at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

 The unveiling ceremony was attended by numerous dignitaries, including former cricketers. 

“It’s not often you see impressions you think look real and for the gift itself being a brand of Cuba itself, I am very pleased,” Richards said. “I am privileged and over the moon to be in such a position.”

Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer conceded that it was just as much of an honour for him to be the one to unveil the statue. 

“It humbles me to be the Prime Minister who honours this man, though when it comes to King Viv I am just an ordinary citizen of Antigua and Barbuda who is proud to call him one of us,” Spencer said. “But where will the next Master Blaster come from? Which young boy or girl here today will grow up to strike fear into the hearts of bowlers around the world when he or she comes out of the pavilion, bat in hand?”

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