Cricket Papers For Clr James Research Centre

The CLR James Research Centre at Cave Hill campus received a major enhancement to its library resources when the cricket papers of the late Stephen Alleyne, former Chief Executive Officer of World Cup Barbados Inc (2007), were handed over to the University of the West Indies.
The presentation took place on Friday, June 26, 2009 during a brief ceremony attended by principal of Cave Hill campus, Sir Hilary Beckles, Alleyne’s widow Dr. Yolanda Alleyne, his sister Lisa and his long time friend Philip Nicholls who was also a long serving member of the Barbados Cricket Association’s board of management.
 The papers comprising thousands of documents which were saved over more than a decade, including part of the Cricket World Cup legacy, will be used to assist students in their research in the development of Barbados and West Indies cricket. Dr. Alleyne who handed them over to Sir Hilary felt they would add to “the development of thought in the future and plans for the future” of the game.
Sir Hilary said he believed the papers would be used by generations to come in cricket research and noted that the UWI had plans to honour Alleyne’s legacy for his tremendous contribution to cricket in Barbados and the Caribbean.
He pointed to the invaluable role which Alleyne played in facilitating the hosting of World Cup matches at the 3Ws Oval, enabling it to be the first university worldwide to be accorded such a privilege.
Alleyne died at age 47, in October 2007 months after the final of the tournament was played at Kensington Oval, Barbados.
Reprinted from www.cavehill.uwi.edu

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