Sport

Cricket

Cricket is a passion among many West Indians. From the mid-1970s to early 1990s, West Indies cricket teams were the strongest in the world.

One famous tour of Australia was the 1960-61 Test series. Both Frank Worrell, the first black man to lead to lead the West Indies team abroad, and his opposing captain, Richie Benaud, encouraged their teams to play attacking cricket.

The first Test match produced the only “Tied Test” in 123 years, and the subsequent close contest electrified the entire cricket world. The series climax at the MCG broke an international crowd record of 90,800.

A ticker tape parade drew 20,000 cheering fans to downtown Melbourne to farewell the West Indies team, who had lost 2-1

Today many Australian-born of Caribbean heritage can be seen in all sporting arenas in Australia.