Murray’s son, Ricky Hoyte, Weekes’s grandson, was additionally a wicketkeeper, enjoying for Barbados within the Nineteen Nineties.
Murray now lives in poverty at his childhood dwelling in Bridgetown.
Murray spent most of his worldwide profession as understudy to his Trinidadian counterpart Deryck Murray, and was usurped in 1981 by Jeff Dujon of Jamaica. Frustrated at his lack of alternatives, he threw in his lot with the West Indian insurgent excursions to South Africa and acquired a lifetime ban in 1983.
Murray, a son of the good West Indian batsman Everton Weekes, usually courted controversy. A marijuana consumer from a younger age, he was virtually thrown out of the 1975–76 tour to Australia, solely saved by the intervention of the sympathetic senior participant Lance Gibbs. His drug behavior was reportedly fuelled by a tour of India the place he discovered medicine simply obtainable: “A waiter on the workforce lodge began the entire thing. There was a market there, close to the Gateway of India, the place you used to get something, good African marijuana, every little thing… it is an incredible place.” By 1978 he had moved on to cocaine.
David Anthony Murray (born 29 May 1950, Murray’s Gap, Bridgetown, Barbados) is a former West Indian cricketer who performed in nineteen Tests and ten ODIs from 1973 to 1982 as a wicketkeeper.
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