The Legends selected nine of their members as Icons – players who had made an indelible mark on the game, not only in Barbados but worldwide. These players are: Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Clyde Walcott (deceased), Rev. Wes Hall, Seymour Nurse, Charlie Griffith, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes and Joel Garner.
This section of the museum is dedicated to those Icons who have donated the majority of the memorabilia that are on display in this section.
See collections from Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge, the game’s most notable opening batsmen worldwide; a display dedicated to Sir Garfield Sobers, the game’s greatest all-rounder, and personal effects of the Legends including bats, gloves, sweaters, caps and shirts.
Along with the Icons, three well-known characters of cricket in the West Indies are featured. These are:
- The late King Dyall, known for his dapper three-piece suits, hats and colourfully-decorated bicycles. He was a staunch supporter of England, even though he was a Barbadian.
- Gravy, the comedic figure from Antigua, was a fixture at the Antigua Recreational Ground where, dressed in hilarious costumes and adorned with make-up, he entertained the crowds with outrageous dances. He “retired” in 2000.
- Well-known entertainer and emcee, Mac Fingall, brings excitement and livens up Kensington Oval at cricket matches with his band of merry revellers. With his bugle in hand, Mac wanders through the stands playing short bursts of music to which the crowd eagerly responds.