CSM signs West Indies legend
It's been a fantastic start to a big year of cricket for the West Indies. The Test side wrapped-up an emphatic series win against England last week with an impressive performance with both bat and ball, and few will have been more delighted than our latest signing - cricket and West Indian legend, Sir Viv Richards.
We are proud to announce that we will represent Sir Viv's commercial, media and event appearances in the build up to an exciting year of cricket in the UK, which will include both the ICC Cricket World Cup (ODI) and the Specsavers Ashes series.
Sir Viv is one of the greats of the game, leading the West Indies team during the most successful run in their 120-year Test history. During his time as captain, in which he led the side through 50 Test matches, the Antiguan all-rounder remained undefeated in all 13 Test series under his charge. He was also an instrumental part of the West Indies side that won back-to-back ICC Cricket World Cups in 1975 and 1979.
In total, he amassed 8,540 runs over 121 test appearances, with an average of 50.23. He also scored over 6,700 runs in 187 ODI appearances and more than 36,000 runs in 507 first-class cricket appearances with Somerset CCC and Glamorgan CCC.
His exceptional feats do not end there. Sir Viv previously held the record for scoring the most runs in international cricket in a single calendar year - scoring 1710 runs at an average of 90.00, in 1976. He also remains the scorer of the second-fastest century in Test cricket, whacking a hundred off just 56 balls in 1986, a record that stood for 30 years until Brendon McCullum eclipsed the feat with a 54-ball ton in 2016.
He still stands as one of only four non-English cricketers to have scored 100 first-class centuries and was voted Wisden Cricketers’ greatest ODI batsman of all time. We are looking forward to a strong and successful partnership with Sir Viv.