For the cricketing world of the West Indies, Sir Garfield Sobers,
a Barbados national, is an embodiment of excellence and a symbol
of West Indian pride.
Cricketer par excellence, Sir Garfield distinguished himself
as a superior cricketer, classified as the greatest all rounder
For this outstanding contribution to the Region through his
remarkable career as Captain and player of West Indies cricket,
he was bestowed the honour of the Order of the Caribbean Community
His phenomenal cricketing record and the accomplishments of
the West Indies under his captaincy served not only as a potent
unifying force for the Region's peoples but created an avenue
for the Caribbean to be recognised among the community of nations.