WICB congratulates Morgan for receiving national honour

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board would like to extend its warmest congratulations to former international umpire Basil Morgan.


The 67-year-old Morgan was awarded the Order of Excellence, the island of Montserrat’s second highest national honour, on Monday.


WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead said: “Congratulations to Basil for this marvellous achievement!


“This award appropriately reflects the endless hours he has spent promoting excellence in sports in Montserrat, not the least the great game of cricket. It is just reward for the hard work that he has put into sport in the island for over five decades.


“On behalf of the directors, management and staff of the WICB, we wish Basil unlimited success in the future.”


Morgan stood in 15 One-day International, starting on April 6, 1996 with West Indies vs New Zealand in St. Vincent and concluding five years later with West Indies vs South Africa in Grenada. He was also the TV Replay umpire in four Tests.


He stood in over 50 Regional 4-Day matches and was involved in the game in his native Montserrat cricket in various capacities from groundsman to scorer/statistician and secretary of the national cricket association.