Sir Clive Lloyd to receive OCC award in July

Sir Clive Lloyd is pictured alongside recent West Indian Superstar Shamar Joseph at the CARICOM meeting

Revered Guyanese Cricketer and Caribbean hero Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE, AO, CM will be conferred with the Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC) at the next Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which will be held in Grenada in July.  This was announced by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, CARICOM Chair on the final day of the 46th Regular Meeting in Georgetown, Guyana.
Sir Clive was a Special Guest during a plenary session and accompanied by young Guyanese Cricketer, Shamar Joseph, who was also recognised for having bowled the West Indies Team to victory during the recent Test Match against Australia.  This marked the first victory for the West Indies Team against Australia in twenty-four years.

President Ali said in the brief announcement of Lloyd’s impending accolade, “I am very pleased to report that this meeting had the greatest honour of bestowing upon Sir Clive Lloyd, the Order of the Caribbean Community. The official ceremony will occur in Grenada in our July meeting.”
Heads of Government and delegates paid tribute to Sir Clive Lloyd following the announcement and remarked on his illustrious tenure.
Emerging from humble beginnings in Guyana, Sir Clive is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricket captains of all time. He made his Test debut on 13 December 1966 against India and captained the West Indies in three World Cups, winning in 1975 (with Lloyd scoring a century), 1979 and the 1983 final.
In 1971, Sir Clive was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year and captained the West Indies team between 1974 and 1985. He was also instrumental in its rise to become the greatest Test and One Day International team of the 20th Century; only Australia achieved comparable success. Sir Clive is considered one of the most successful Test captains in the history of West Indies Cricket. During his captaincy, his side had a run of 27 matches without defeat, which included 11 wins in succession.  He was the first West Indian player to earn 100 international caps.
In 2009, Sir Clive was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and was knighted in 2022.
The Order of the Caribbean Community will be another crowning moment in Sir Clive’s decorated career and legacy.
Sir Shridath Surendranath Ramphal is the only other Guyanese to have received the OCC award, while Sir Clive will join fellow cricketers Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Viv Richards and Brian Lara who have also received the prestigious award.