West Indies news June 7, 2014

Chanderpaul, Bravos, Narine take top WI awards

ESPNcricinfo staff

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.

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  • Dummy4 on June 8, 2014, 0:33 GMT

    @Semper I think you are following the wrong game. Bravo scored more runs for WI in 2013 than any other West Indian. That's why he was named Cricketer of the Year.

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2014, 22:43 GMT

    Really Joseph Semper? You ARE following the wrong game or at least the wrong stats. The article clearly states why he was chosen as the Player of the Year and why he was the best T20 player. He scored a lot of runs in that last ever T20 and was very consistent and that is why T&T won. Not the CPL mind you, which is what you must be remembering. Check the stats dude, he is a class player and is needed on the test side.

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2014, 21:22 GMT

    how did we get 4day team of the tournament?? trinidad got knocked out in the semis. and where do they host these awards anyways?

  • Roy on June 7, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    In and around the WI.are made up of multi-racial societies e.g. Africans,Indians,Chinese and Portuguese etc.,so we can safely say that the WI.team should have a multi-cultural look, it should not be an African or Indian team etc. with that said, presently Shiv is the best batsman in the WI.team and the second best runs getter in the WI.only behind Lara. Criticizing Shiv is beyond BIAS, words i cannot use to describe this type of mind set. On the bright side of things, i'm excited for the first test tomorrow,can't wait. We in the USA. WATCHESPN is our favorite connection.

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    Congrats! They have gotten reduced the amount Trinis on the Team.

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2014, 16:07 GMT

    I have to agree with riddymon above..shiv should be playing in all formats for w.i. He has the necessary talent to deserve his place..keeping him out seems to be for non cricketing issues

  • Dennis on June 7, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    I don't care what anyone says..Shiv should be playing in all formats. He's West Indies BEST player..hands down. If guys like Marlon samuels can be chosen for all formats why can't Shiv who has the ability to switch on and score runs quickly as wel as work the ball through the gaps. Really don't understand the selectors..he's winding down his career..I could imagine he'll probably play until Tag breaks into the senior side...let him have a run at all formats. He's the only senior player who's form has not dipped significantly...

  • ESPN on June 7, 2014, 11:56 GMT

    Maybe Joseph you are following the hate game... In that game some never win...

  • Dummy4 on June 7, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    I am baffled by WICB officials who continue to elevate young Bravo as an Icon in West Indies Cricket. His consistency to this observer is a multitude of performances of embarrassingly low scores. He does not I my estimation deserve to be continuously included in the squad to represent West Indies Cricket.

    If he is selected again among the eleven chosen for the first Test against New Zealand let his performance be the determining factor for us all of his hidden glory.

    There are up coming potential batsmen who I am convinced if given the chance would solidify their selection as more worthy choices on the team.

    Darren to me is worthy for consideration as the premier member of a Duck team.

    Maybe I am following the wrong game . Darren definitely lacks the consistency of performance to justify his continued selection on the team.

  • CRIC on June 7, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    Funny how there are those who continue to question Shivnarine Chanderpaul's place within the test team...ridiculous. One only hopes that his son, Tagenarine, can one day emulate his father and produce a long, steady career performing at a high level.

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