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Jamaicans Among Winners At West Indies/WIPA Awards Ceremony

Three Jamaican cricketers walked away as winners at the 7th annual Cricket West Indies/WIPA Awards Ceremony held in Antigua recently.

Oshane Thomas, the recently minted Windies pacer got the nod for the  West Indies Emerging Player of the Year.

The young pace bowler made his One Day International (ODI) debut against India last October, picked up 24 wickets in 19 ODI’s at an average of 34.37. He also has nine T20 international wickets in 10 games.

John Campbell, the young Jamaican batter was also named a nominee for the Emerging Player of the Year Award.

At the same time, Andre Russell, the hard-hitting Jamaican all-rounder was voted Caribbean T20 Player of the Year.

Also, Jamaican Charlie Joseph picked up the Groundsman of the Year Award.

On the other hand, Deandra Dottin, the Barbadian right-handed fast bowler, and lower-order batter won the most awards at the ceremony, copping the Women’s Cricketer of the Year, Women’s T20 Cricketer of the Year, and Women’s ODI Player of the Year Awards.

Windies captain Jason Holder received the Test Player of the Year and the Men’s Cricketer of the Year Awards.

Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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