Sir Richard ‘Richie’ Richardson to be conferred with honorary degree at The UWI’s graduation this weekend

Cricketing legend Sir Richard “Richie” Richardson will be one of a number of regional icons on whom honorary doctoral degrees will be bestowed during The University of the West Indies’ graduation exercises this year.

Sir Richie is being recognized for his contribution to sports and will be conferred with a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree, among others graduates, at the Five Islands Campus on Saturday, October 8.

Sir Richie KCN, GCM, has spent a lifetime committed to cricket: from his childhood days as captain of his school’s team to his present-day role as Ambassador at Large.

In his own words, he desires to one day see cricket become a “fully globalised sport.”

He began his professional cricketing career – which spanned three decades – in 1983, captaining the West Indies Team from 1991 to 1996.

Sir Richie also played and coached professional club cricket in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and he played in three ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments.

He has also served as Senior Team Operational Manager with the West Indies Cricket Board Inc. and as CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Sport Tourism Authority, and he has been an International Elite Panel Match Referee with the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2016.