WICB awards West Indies players

Sulieman Benn was named West Indies’ Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season in WICB’s annual awards function in Kingston yesterday. Benn picked up 28 wickets in five Tests at an average of 25.03 between October 2013 and September 2014 –– the period of consideration for the awards.

Kraigg Brathwaite was awarded the Test Player of the Year, while Test captain Denesh Ramdin was named ODI Player of the Year. Brathwaite scored 593 runs in the five Tests that were played during this period at an average of 74.12, which included a 129 against New Zealand and a double-century against Bangladesh. Ramdin produced impressive numbers in ODIs, scoring 445 runs in 11 games at an average of 63.57, including two centuries and a half-century, with a career-best 169 against Bangladesh.

Test batsman of the year Kraigg Brathwaite (left)receives his award from Nixon McLean.
Test batsman of the year Kraigg Brathwaite (left)receives his award from Nixon McLean.

Jermaine Blackwood, who scored 63 on his Test debut in 2014 against New Zealand, and a hundred and fifty against England recently, was named Emerging Player of the Year and Stafanie Taylor was awarded the Women’s Player of the Year.

Female cricketer of the year Stafanie Taylor (left) receives her award.
Female cricketer of the year Stafanie Taylor (left) receives her award.

Samuel Badree was named T20I Player of the Year for his 19 wickets in 12 matches during this period, with an average of 12.36 and economy of five runs per over.

West Indies cricketing knights (from left) Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Wes Hall and Sir Richie Richardson received awards.
West Indies cricketing knights (from left) Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Sir Wes Hall and Sir Richie Richardson received awards.

Other awardees:

Regional Four-Day Player of the Year: Shacaya Thomas (Combined Campuses & Colleges)

Regional limited-overs Player of the Year: Dwayne Smith (Barbados)

Regional Twenty20 Player of the Year: Lendl Simmons (Trinidad & Tobago)

Regional Four-Day Team of the Year: Barbados

U-19 Player of the Year: Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana)

Regional U-19 Team of the Year: Guyana

WICB Lifetime Achievement Award: Chetram Singh

WIPA Lifetime Achievement Award: Renford Pinnock

Outstanding Performer WIPA in the community: Ronnie Goddard

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