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Double cricket tragedy as deaths of legends Clyde Butts and Joe Solomon announced on same day

, Double cricket tragedy as deaths of legends Clyde Butts and Joe Solomon announced on same day

Cricket fans around the world are mourning the loss of two legendary players, Clyde Butts and Joe Solomon, who both sadly passed away on the same day. The news was announced by Cricket West Indies on Friday night, leaving the cricket community in shock and sadness.

Clyde Butts, 66, leaves behind a remarkable legacy

Clyde Butts, a former captain of Guyana and a talented off-spin bowler for the West Indies, passed away at the age of 66. Throughout his playing career, Butts made significant contributions to the sport, earning him a place in cricket history. After retiring, Butts continued to contribute to the game as the West Indies chairman of selectors.

The passing of Joe Solomon, a true cricket great at the age of 93

Joe Solomon, a cricket icon from Guyana, also left a lasting impact on the sport. Known for his incredible batting skills, Solomon played for both Guyana and the West Indies during the 1950s and 1960s. He was particularly famous for his run out that resulted in the first-ever tied test match against Australia at the Gabba in 1960. At the time of his passing, Solomon, aged 93, held the title of the West Indies' oldest living test cricketer.

The cricket world pays tribute

, Double cricket tragedy as deaths of legends Clyde Butts and Joe Solomon announced on same day

Following the announcement of their deaths, fans and fellow cricketers took to social media to pay tribute to Butts and Solomon. The loss of these two cricket legends has deeply affected the community, with many expressing their condolences and sharing memories of their remarkable careers.

England's final one-day international against the West Indies

The tragic news of Butts and Solomon's deaths came just before England's final one-day international against the West Indies in Barbados. The three-match series is currently tied at 1-1, creating a bittersweet atmosphere for the players and fans. In addition to the one-day series, both teams are scheduled to play five T20 matches this month, adding further anticipation and emotion to the upcoming games.

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