Call Him Patron “Reds”

News Americas, CASTRIES, St Lucia, Weds. July 27, 2011: Call him Joseph “Reds” Perriera.

The Guyana-born, veteran journalist and international sports commentator, has been named Patron of The West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA).

Following the WICUA’s bi-annual conference which ended last weekend, the board of Directors announced that Perriera would be honored.

“Over the years Reds has contributed in many ways to cricket development in the wider region and has expressed strikingly poignant views on officiating in cricket,” said WICUA in a statement. “His empathy with umpires is demonstrated by his stated annoyance with excessive and unnecessary appeals.”

Perriera is based in St Lucia and also served as sports director for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.