KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- The ceremony which awards the leading cricketers in the Caribbean will be beamed live to television audiences throughout the region and parts of North American today.
Caribbean sports cable giant, SportsMax , says it will air the awards live throughout 27 Caribbean markets and in the New York Tri-state and In Ontario, from the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.
The awards ceremony is an initiative of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Player Association (WIPA).
“We are ecstatic that the awards will be aired lived to 29 countries so that the region at large and the Diaspora as well can celebrate in real time with our outstanding players,” said WIPA President Wavell Hinds.
“We are also happy the Awards is returning to Jamaica after an 8 year absence and we are confident that the Jamaican public, known for their ardent support of West Indies cricket, will support the event.”
The WICB & the WIPA will be awarding cricketers across 12 categories, which include male and female cricketer of the year, emerging player of the year, first class team of the year, under-19 cricketer and team of the year among others.
The nominees for the coveted cricketer of the year award are Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Devon Smith with Stephanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin and Shanel Daley in the running for female cricketer of the year.