Greenidge, Haynes get UWI honorary degrees

Former West Indies cricketer, Sir Gordon Greenidge.
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Legengary West Indies cricketers, Sir Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes were awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws from the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Greenidge and Haynes were awarded honorary doctorates at the recent graduation ceremony of the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.
West Indies batting legend, Desmond Haynes.  Associated Press / Andres Leighton

Sir Gordon was one of the most successful opening batsmen of the game, averaging 44.72 in Tests, largely in partnership with Haynes, who averaged 42.29 in the same format. No other opening pair has scored as many runs together in international cricket.

The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) President, Wavell Hinds in extending commendations to both former West Indies top cricketers said: “We salute Sir Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes for their contribution to West Indies and international cricket and the award of honorary doctorates in recognition in that contribution. It is a well-deserved honor that all West Indies can be  proud of.”

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