Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 6 (IANS) Former West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Peter Short has passed away, according to media reports in Barbados.
Short, who also served as WICB’s representative on the International Cricket Council (ICC), died early on Tuesday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 89, reports CMC.
A former president of the Barbados Cricket Association, Short has been described as the longest serving and arguably the best known chief administrator of cricket in Barbados.
Short, who was born in Trinidad and was married to a Barbadian, is a former captain of Barbados Division One champions Wonderers.
He was also a cricket commentator from 1957 until 1979, covering every first-class and Test match at Kensington oval.
Short considered himself fortunate to have managed West Indies cricket with the minimum of criticism, given the controversy that has dogged successive WICB administrations.