Monday, January 24, 2005
Bernard Julien, former Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies Test cricketer, is fighting a grim battle against throat cancer.
Julien, who played 24 Test matches for the West Indies, is now laid up in his Trinidad apartment battling the life-threatening disease which was diagnosed almost a year ago.
His talent was once compared with that of Sir Garry Sobers, the greatest all-rounder in the game.
The 54-year-old, who played for Kent, was a lively left-arm fast bowler and an attacking right-hand batsman. He took 50 wickets in 24 Tests, and also scored 866 runs, with two centuries the first of them a memorable 121, as Sir Garry stroked 150, in the Lords Test of 1973.