Former Jamaica and West Indies spinner Reginald Scarlett, passed away on Wednesday in England, after battling an undisclosed illness. He would have celebrated his 85th birthday on Thursday. Scarlett played three tests for West Indies, but made a significant contribution to the development of players following his retirement from the game in 1960.
After settling in England, he spent 15 years coaching there and played Minor League cricket before returning to his homeland to oversee the youth development programme of the Jamaica Cricket Association.
He subsequently became the first Director of Coaching of the West Indies Cricket Board, now Cricket West Indies (CWI) where in support of Dr Rudi Webster, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Shell Cricket Academy on the campus of the St George's University in Grenada.