August 24, 2010
West Indians in the mix for ICC award

Teenage world rated female cricketer, Jamaican Stafanie Taylor is among seven West Indians who have been nominated for possible ICC awards set to be announced on 6th October in Bangalore, India.{{more}}

Taylor, 19, a right handed opening batsman is vying for the Woman Cricketer of the Year.

She captained Jamaica to third place in the West Indies Women’s competition which ended here last week Wednesday.

In that competition, Taylor scored 202 runs from her five innings and impressed all who saw her.

Her international record shows she has played 26 One Day Internationals for the West Indies, scoring 803 runs from 26 innings at an average of 34.91 with her highest score 108 not out.

In T/ 20’s, Taylor has had 16 appearances scoring 540 runs with a highest score of 90, at an average of 45.

With the ball, Taylor has 30 and 14 wickets in ODI’s and T/20’s respectively.

Other regional players in the mix are Kemar Roach, Chris Gayle, Sulieman Benn, Deandra Dottin, Darren Sammy and Billy Doctrove.

Roach has been nominated for the Emerging Player of the Year with Gayle, Benn, Sammy and Dottin for Twenty20 international performance-of-the-year. Benn for his 4 for 6 versus Zimbabwe, Dottin for her 112 not out against South Africa Women.

Dottin’s innings became the fastest T/20 100 by any cricketer, male or female. Hers came in 38 balls, eclipsing Chris Gayle’s 50 ball century against South Africa in 2007.

Dottin also became the first woman to past three figures in a T/20 International.

Gayle’s nod for top performer in T/20 for the year under review came from his 98 versus India.

Sammy gained his nomination for his 5 for 26 from 3.5 overs against Zimbabwe.

Doctrove has been shortlisted for the Umpire of the Year Award.

The nominations, which recognise cricketing achievement for the period between August 24 2009 and August 10 2010, were made by a five-man selection panel chaired by Clive Lloyd, chairman of the ICC cricket committee.

The panel also includes former international players Angus Fraser, Matthew Hayden, Ravi Shastri and Duncan Fletcher.

This year’s awards comprise nine individual prizes and three team awards, and includes, for the first time, a people’s choice award that will be decided by online fan votes. (RT)