Chanderpaul to be awarded UWI Doctorate

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Legendary Guyana and West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) St. Augustine campus. The announcement was made on Tuesday (August 7) by UWI.

Chanderpaul, a former Guyana and West Indies captain, will be bestowed with the Honorary Doctor of Laws during the campus’ three days of graduation ceremonies, scheduled to begin on October 25.

With 11,867 runs in a West Indian record 164 matches, Chanderpaul is the Caribbean’s second highest Test runscorer behind Brian Lara. He amassed 30 Test centuries and 66 fifties in a career spanning 21 years, ending with an average of 51.37.

In 268 ODIs, the left-hander accumulated 8,778 runs at an average of 41.60 with 11 hundreds and 59 half-centuries.

In 384 First-Class games, Chanderpaul has piled up 27,498 runs at an average of 53.29 with 77 centuries and 144 half-centuries. In List A cricket, his 423 matches have yielded 13,439 runs at 41.99 with 13 hundreds and 98 fifties.

Other persons to receive doctorates in October are Paula Lucie-Smith, The Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, Winston A, Bailey, OBE (Mighty Shadow), Professor Dermott Kelleher, Michael Holding, Kenneth S. Benjamin, Donette St. M. Chin-Loy Chang, H. Carl McCall, Professor Shirley J. Thompson, Karl E. Wellington, Lloyd A. Williams, Montgomery Bernard Alexander and Grace B. Jones.

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