Chanderpaul, Bravos, Narine take top WI awards
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the Bravo brothers and Sunil Narine have knocked off the top prizes in West Indies men's cricket at the WIPA/WICB awards for the 2013 season. Stafanie Taylor was the big winner among the women.
Chanderpaul took home the Test Player of the Year Award; he had topped West Indies' Test batting charts in 2013, with 523 runs in seven games at 58.11, with two tons and a fifty. Dwayne Bravo was named ODI player of the year after accumulating 388 runs and 33 wickets in 22 games in the format last year. Sunil Narine, expectedly, was the top performer in Twenty20s, having taken eight wickets in five matches while conceding just 5.40 to the over.
Darren Bravo won the overall Cricketer of the Year award, having scored 374 runs at over 37 in six Tests and topped the one-day batting charts with 788 in 24 games, including a century and eight fifties.
Taylor had aggregated 707 runs in 21 ODIs in the period, and 313 in nine T20s, averaging 39 in both formats.
Among the domestic cricket award winners were spinners Nikita Miller and Shane Shillingford, who won first-class and limited-overs titles respectively. Darren Bravo took home a second award on the night, for his showing in the Caribbean Twenty20.
Twenty-three-old Barbados pacer Miguel Cummins was named the Emerging Player of the Year, while Chanderpaul junior, Tagenarine, was the Under-19 Player of the Year. Teddy Griffith, a skillful batsman who played 25 first-class games for Jamaica and Barbados in the '50s and '60s, was given WICB's Lifetime Achievement Award, while Windward Islands' Lockhart Sebastien - who played 92 first-class matches between 1971 and 1989 - was handed the WIPA Lifetime Achievement Award.