Forgotten Legacy: Malcolm Marshall's Unkept Resting Place

Malcolm Marshall, one of cricket's finest bowlers, rests in an unattended grave near Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport. Despite his notable achievements and legacy, his final resting place is neglected, with locals and the current generation largely unaware of his contributions to the sport.

PTI | Bridgetown | Updated: 17-06-2024 10:34 IST | Created: 17-06-2024 10:34 IST
Forgotten Legacy: Malcolm Marshall's Unkept Resting Place
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The final resting place of cricket legend Malcolm Marshall, near Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport, appears forgotten and neglected. Although the cricketing world reveres Marshall's achievements, his home country's memory seems to fade just 25 years after his passing.

Marshall, who succumbed to cancer at 41, is buried in an untended grave at St Bartholomew's Churchyard, where plastic litter further mars the site. The lack of public awareness was evident at the nearby airport, where inquiries about his grave drew blank stares, reflecting a generational disconnect.

Kevin, a local cricket enthusiast, pointed out that the current crop of stars enjoys more visibility and financial perks, making their widespread recognition likely to endure. Despite Marshall's illustrious career, highlighted by 376 Test wickets for the West Indies, his legacy wanes in his homeland outside the cricket community.

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