Weekes was the last of the legendary ‘Three Ws’ — with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott — to pass away and will be buried alongside his former team-mates at the cricket ground named in their honour at Cave Hill in Barbados.
Remarkably, all three were born within a mile of each other on the island and were delivered by the same midwife.
England and the West Indies are currently establishing how to honour Weekes at next week’s First Test at the Ageas Bowl.
England are currently playing an intra-squad warm-up match between teams led by Ben Stokes, who will captain England next week in the absence of Joe Root, and Jos Buttler.
Weekes, who was knighted in 1995, remains the only batsman to score five successive Test centuries — a run that was broken when he was given run out for 90 against India in January 1949. He played 48 Tests, scoring 4,455 runs at 58.61, including 15 hundreds, and was later a popular commentator.
“Can’t believe the legendary Sir Everton Weekes is no more,” tweeted Sir Viv Richards. “Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. One of the greatest cricketers from the country. A true icon.”
At Southampton, Team Buttler declared overnight on 287 for five, with the uncapped pair James Bracey (85) and Dan Lawrence (58) advancing their case for selection next week.