In the second ODI between India and West Indies being played in Visakhapatnam, the players of the West Indies team landed on the field with a black band on their arm. The reason behind this is very sad. In fact, a former player of the West Indies team has passed away, due to which the players of the team have tied a black band on their arm.
The West Indies team, which won by 8 wickets in the first ODI match played in Chennai, landed in the second ODI in Visakhapatnam. During this time, when West Indies team captain Kirron Pollard came for a toss on the field with Indian captain Virat Kohli, Pollard’s left hand had a black band tied just above the elbow. This was because the legendary 1960s player Basil Butcher had passed away.
Basil Butcher breathed his last on Monday. In honor of this great player, the Indian cricket team and the West Indies team kept a minute’s silence before the match started. Later all the players came down with a black band on their arm. Before the second ODI, the team manager said, “Basil Butcher, one of the great West Indies players who were teammates of Sir Gary Sobers, Rohan Kanhai and Clive Lloyd, has passed away. In his second match, Team Black Will wear an arm band. “
At the age of 86, Basil Butcher said goodbye to this world after a long illness. This information was tweeted by the West Indies Cricket Board on Tuesday. Basil made his Test debut against India in 1958. Basil Butcher, who hails from Guyana, played a total of 44 Test matches for the West Indies team till 1969. In these Test matches, he scored 3104 runs, which included 7 centuries and 16 half-centuries.