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Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine and Stafanie Taylor took home the top prizes at the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA)/West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) awards.
Chanderpaul was named Test player of the Year after having scored 523 runs in seven Test matches at an incredible average of 58.11 in the 2013 season. Chanderpaul was also given a special award for representing the West Indies in 150 Test matches.
Flamboyant opening batsman Chris Gayle was also presented with a special award for being on the brink of playing 100 Test matches for the West Indies.
Dwayne Bravo was awarded the ODI Player of the Year award after scoring 388 runs and taking 33 wickets in 22 matches.
There was no surprise when Narine was given the Twenty20 Player of the Year award. Not only did Narine take eight wickets in five matches, but he also maintained an economy rate was at 5.40.
Darren Bravo was named Cricketer of the Year for scoring 374 runs in six Test matches at an average of just over 37. He also accumulated 788 runs in 24 ODIs, which included one century and eight half-centuries. Bravo also won the Caribbean Twenty20 Player of the Year award.
Taylor meanwhile was appointed Women’s Player of the Year after having mustered 707 runs in 21 ODIs and 313 runs in nine Twenty Internationals, with an average of 39 in both formats.
In the domestic awards, spinner Nikita Miller won the Regional 4-Day Player award, while fellow spinner Shane Shillingford was named Regional Limited-Overs Player of the Year.
Teddy Griffiths, who was a brilliant batsman that played for Jamaica and Barbados in the 1950s and 1960s, was presented with the WICB’s Lifetime Achievement Award, while Lockhart Sebastien, who played 92 first-class matches for the Windward Islands between 1971 and 1989, was given the WIPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Full List of Awards and Winners
U-19 Player: Tagenarine Chanderpaul
U-19 Team: Jamaica
Regional Limited-Overs Player: Shane Shillingford
Regional 4-Day Player: Nikita Miller
Regional 4-Day Team: Trinidad & Tobago
Emerging Player: Miguel Cummins
Caribbean Twenty20 Player: Darren Bravo
ODI Player: Dwayne Bravo
Test Player: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
T20I Player: Sunil Narine
Women’s Player: Stafanie Taylor
Player of the Year: Darren Bravo
WICB Lifetime Achievement Award: Teddy Griffith
WIPA Lifetime Achievement Award: Lockhart Sebastien
Special awards: Shivnarine Chanderpaul (150 Tests), Chris Gayle (100 Tests)