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ICC pays tribute to Patrick Rousseau

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) was today saddened to learn of the death of Patrick Rousseau after the former West Indies cricket chief died at the age of 85.

Rousseau had a long career as a cricket administrator, including as the president of the West Indies Cricket Board (as Cricket West Indies was called then) from 1996 to 2001 and a member of the ICC Board and is credited with the Caribbean hosting the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2007.

In a statement, ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “The death of Mr. Rousseau is sad news for the cricket world. His contribution in the game’s management has been widely acknowledged. He led cricket administration in the West Indies very capably and was a respected member of the ICC Board.

“It was with great sadness that we learnt of his death. On behalf of the ICC, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family and to our colleagues at the CWI.”