GCB saddened by passing of former cricketer Clyde Butts


See below press release from the Guyana Cricket Board

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is saddened by the passing of former Guyana and West Indies off-spinner, Clyde Butts and sends its regards during this time to the family, friends and entire cricket fraternity.

Butts, who was 66 years old, died on Friday afternoon following a vehicular accident on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD), with details surrounding the unfortunate incident still hazy at the time.

Nicknamed ‘Mr. 5-Fer’, the spin stalwart played 87 First-Class games for Guyana with seven Test appearances for the West Indies between 1985-1988. The spinner also won three First-Class titles for his country during his active days, finishing with 380 scalps.

Butts was also Chairman of the West Indies Senior Selection for a few years before focusing more recently on commentary where he was a regular voice during the Regional season.

The GCB sends its regards to the family of the late Mr. Butts, as the cricket fraternity mourns one of its fallen comrades.

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