On Sunday, July 22, 2018, former West Indies star spin bowler Sonny Ramadhin was honored at Old Trafford cricket ground, Manchester, England, during the Roses match – the county championship game between Lancashire and Yorkshire. It was also the former players’ reunion event.
They had a lunch and at the end of it, Ramadhin was presented with a framed certificate from the Cricket Hall of Fame. Three separate people Kyle Hogg (Sonny’s grandson and a former Lancashire player), Hall of Famer Farokh Engineer, former Lancashire and India wicketkeeper and David Lloyd, former Lancashire player, England international test player, former England coach and now a very famous and popular commentator on Sky Sports cricket coverage also made presentations to him.
According to reports out of England Sonny looked very sprightly for his 90 years and was predictably modest in receiving his accolades. It was a very pleasant occasion.
So it’s all done and dusted. Sonny now takes his place in the Hall of Fame along with his old mate Jamaican Alfred Valentine and all the other notables.
Malcolm Butcher, who visited the Hall of Fame while he was on a visit from England, earlier in the year, was responsible for helping the Hall to make contact with Ramadhin. An ardent fan of the game, Butcher sends his wishes of all the best from his side of the cricketing world.