JIS News

Sports journalist Tony Becca, is among an impressive line-up of cricketing luminaries, who will be inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, October 1.
Becca, who recently retired as Sports Editor of the Gleaner, is regarded internationally as one of the most knowledgeable scribes of the game.
The 2005 list of inductees will also include Andy Roberts, Antigua and West Indies fast bowler; Indian leg-spinner Bhagwat Chandrasekhar; administrators Carlyle Miller of New York and the late Alvin ‘Al’ Watson of Hartford and Florida (posthumously).
The black tie event, which will be held at the Marriott Hotel downtown Hartford, will be historical in scope, as Barbara P. Lindo will become the first female to be installed in the Cricket Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Lindo, who is well known for her work in the Hartford community and for her contribution to the sport of cricket, will also have the distinction of joining her husband Cyrus Lindo as the first husband/wife team to be inducted into the organization.
Established in 1981, the Cricket Hall of Fame of Hartford has recognized some of the biggest names to ever play the sport including Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Conrad Hunte and Sunil Gavaskar.
Michael Holding of Jamaica and West Indies and Greg Chappel (Australia) were among last year’s inductees.