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Former West Indies and Lancashire spinner Sonny Ramadhin dies aged 92

Ramadhin was the first East Indian to represent West Indies.

Sonny Ramadhin has died aged 92
Sonny Ramadhin has died aged 92

Former West Indies and Lancashire spinner Sonny Ramadhin has died at the age of 92.

Ramadhin, the first East Indian to represent West Indies, played 43 Tests for his country, taking 158 wickets.

He helped West Indies to a 3-1 series victory over England in 1950, their first in the country, combining with Alf Valentine to take 59 wickets – including his own career best figures of 11 for 152 which came at Lord’s.

After his international career, Ramadhin joined Lancashire in 1964, and was the county’s oldest surviving former player prior to his death.

Ramadhin’s son-in-law Willie Hogg and grandson Kyle Hogg both went on to play for Lancashire.

“Sad day – great innings grandad,” Kyle Hogg wrote on Twitter.

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