Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel copped the 2017 T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), International Cricket of the Year title at the board’s 61st annual presentation at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.
The fast bowler who is currently in New Zealand with the West Indies team had an impressive year for the West Indies on the international scene. In his few appearances for the T&T Red Force he bowled well and this put him ahead of the other contenders.
Barbadian Roshon Primus was named National senior cricketer of the year for his great exploits with both bat and ball. The right hander making his debut for the T&T Red Force showed great quality and was rewarded with the top prize. He beat out fellow contenders Barbadian Kyle Hope, Imran Khan, Bryan Charles and Yannic Cariah.
On the youth scene the cricketer of the year was Naparima College batsman Cephas Cooper. The right hander who plays for PowerGen was only this week selected on the West Indies team for the upcoming Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He got the better of West Indies Under-19 vice-captain Kirstan Kallicharan,Avinash Mahabirsingh, Crystian Thurton and Keagan Simmons. Cooper was alos named Secondary Schools cricketer of the year for his performances while leading Naparima College.
Mahabirsingh who also played for Naps copped the Sonny Ramadhin youth spinner of the year award.
The club of the year honours went to Queen’s Park after they took the Premiership and the 50-overs titles.
TTCB 2017 Honour Roll
Primary Schools Cricketer of the Year
Male: Nick Ramlal
Female: Aby Bando
Secondary Schools Cricketer of the Year
Male: Cephas Cooper
Female: Shania Abdool
Youth Spinner of the Year – Avinash Mahabirsingh
National Youth Cricketers of the Year – Kirstan Kallicharan, Cephas Cooper, Avinash Mahabirsingh, Crystian Thurton and Keagan Simmons.
The National Youth Cricketer – Cephas Cooper
National Senior Cricketers of the Year – Kyle Hope, Imran Khan, Roshon Primus, Bryan Charles, Yannic Cariah
The National Senior Cricketer of the Year – Roshon Primus
Administrator of the Year – Manohar Ramsaran
CLUB OF THE YEAR PREMIERSHIP – Queen’s Park Cricket Club
International Player of the Year – Shannon Gabriel