Ex-Trinidad & Tobago off-spinner Nanan dies

Rangy Nanan
Rangy Nanan

Rangy Nanan, the former Trinidad and Tobago off-spinner and captain, died March 23 in Trinidad. He was 62.

Nanan made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 1973 and represented his country for nearly two decades during 1973-91. He played in 94 first-class matches taking 366 wickets and also scored 2,607 runs with one century and nine half-centuries.

Despite his successful first-class career as an off-spinner, his international career was limited, largely because of the West Indies success on fast bowling during the late 1970s-80s.

He went on to play for the West Indies in one Test against Pakistan in December 1980 in Faisalabad, Pakistan, taking four wickets for 91 runs and scoring 16 runs.

Nanan also captained Trinidad and Tobago national team from 1984-91 and was successful in the then Shell Shield tournament in the 1980s.

When he retired he was the leading wicket-taker in the WICB regional competition. He later served as a liaison officer for the West Indies cricket team and also worked as a volunteer for the Cricket World Cup in 2007 in the Caribbean.