Former West Indies batsman, Alvin Isaac Kallicharran ,was among several sports personalities, who were awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s New Year Honours list, according to news reports.
The former WestfIndies player was honoured for his contribution to cricket.
The Guyanese-born batsman would now be entitled to attach the letters “BEM” to his title, signifying that he has been honoured by the queen, it was reported.
According to Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, born on March 21, 1949 in Georgetown, Guyana, Kallicharan played cricket from 1972 to 1981 as a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off spinner.
The newspaper reported that not only did he play for the West Indies team but he also used his ‘elegant watchful batting style’ in teams including Guyana, Orange Free State, Queensland, Transvaal and Warwickshire.
The Guyana publication, Stabroek News, said Kallicharran has lived for many years in the United Kingdom.