“Learie Nicholas Constantine” is nicknamed as ‘Electric Heels’ an All-rounder player of
Learie Constantine was not only a Cricketer but also a
Politician who worked in Trinidad’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
first played at Lord’s Cricket Ground in June 1928
, and with his batting skills
first time the British audiences get to see the high quality of West Indian Cricket
. Whereas, in the same year,
he became the first West Indian player who scored 1000 runs and took 100 wickets in a single season against
He was considered as one of the greatest hitters of that time and the greatest fielder as well. He was a Right Handed Batsman and a Right Arm Fast Bowler. For his great batting skills and Cricketing knowledge, in the year
1939, he was chosen as one of the ‘Wisden Cricketers of the Year’.
World War II, he worked for the Ministry of Labor and National Service as a Welfare Officer for West Indians in the English Factory employers
. In 1954, he qualified as the Barrister and returned to Trinidad. Then,
in 1954, he entered politics and founded the party ‘People’s National Movement’
. As well as, in this period, he became the ‘Minister of Communication’ in Trinidad
. Then, from 1961 to 1964, he was the Trinidad’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Later, in his last phase of governmental work, he became the Board of Governors of the BBC. Due to which he faced huge controversy and criticism for becoming the part of the
Establishment. As his health deteriorates during this phase, he died at the age of 69, due to Heart Attack on July 1, 1971, at Brondesbury, Hampstead, London, England
. In his lifetime, he wrote many books on Cricket, like 'Colour Bar' in 1954.