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Giving way to youth part of game, says Gibbs


Giving way to youth part of game, says Gibbs

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Tall, lean and lithe, Lance Gibbs was in his early 40s and was the world record wicket-taker in Test cricket.

That was when he received a call from the West Indies Cricket Board in the mid-1970s.

“I had broken the world record as a bowler in Test cricket and I was 42 years old,” Gibbs recalled the other day from his home in Florida. “But I never played again.

“That is something that happens when you reach that age. Remember, I was a world record holder when I retired,” said the former off-spinner. “I was called by the West Indies board to a function they had in Trinidad and Tobago to say farewell to me and that was it.”

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.