Cricket chief outraged at vandalism of Sir Viv's monument

Updated: 05 November 2013 13:36 IST

A sign recently posted on the area where the bust was erected, reads: "Removed for repairs due to vandalism."

St John's, Antigua:

Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) president Zorol Barthley is outraged after one of the monuments of the country's living national hero, Sir Vivian Richards, was vandalised.

Barthley has blasted the vandalism as "disgraceful" and "offensive" and said it's an indication of a lack of national pride. The monument, located on Sir Vivian Richards Street -- not far from the house where the cricket legend was raised -- was recently damaged.

"Our society is very wanting in that regard and it is shameful, disgraceful that someone would damage things that display our history, accomplishments and positive contributions to Antigua & Barbuda, the region and the world. Sir Viv is an internationally known legend," Barthley said.

A sign recently posted on the area where the bust was erected, reads: "Removed for repairs due to vandalism."

Barthley says he is not calling on residents to "worship" the legend or monuments erected to pay tribute to his life. However, he wants people to simply be respectful of people's contributions to society and historical sites. Barthley suggests that authorities might need to erect fencing to protect the structure.

"It's a shame we'd have to resort to doing that," he added.

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