West Indies Umpire Dead At 57

News Americas, GROS ISLET, St. Lucia, Thurs. July 28, 2011: Popular West Indies cricket umpire, Clyde Duncan, has passed away at the age of 57.

The Guyana-born Duncan, reportedly passed away in Trinidad today while receiving medical treatment, according to the West Indies Cricket Board.

President of the Board, Dr. Julian Hunte, sent condolences to the family of Duncan while noting: “Clyde served West Indies cricket faithfully for over two decades and was always humble in his service. He was a consummate gentleman, always kind and pleasant and he will be missed in the cricketing fraternity.”

Umpire Duncan stood in two Tests in the early 1990s and his international career spanned 1988 to 2010. His debut One Day International was between West Indies and Pakistan in 1988 at Bourda. He last stood in an international match in Antigua last year when West Indies played South Africa.

Duncan stood in 21 ODIs and six Twenty20 Internationals and performed third and fourth umpire duties in numerous other international matches while he was a member of the ICC International Panel. Umpire Duncan was born on January 7 1954 and is survived by his wife Fay and children Dr. Tracey Duncan-Clarke, Joanna, Troy and Susanna.

Off the field Duncan served as Cricket Operations Manager in Guyana for ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 and ICC World Twenty20 Tournament last year. He was also a teacher and Head Master at various schools in Guyana during his career in education.
Duncan is survived by his wife Fay and four children.