Dwayne Bravo hits the UNC stage

(Trinidad Express) West Indies batsman Dwayne Bravo raised eyebrows when he appeared on a political platform on Monday night.

As Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar ended her feature address at the United National Congress (UNC) Monday Night Forum at Debe Junction, Bravo casually mounted the stage and waved to the large crowd.

The thousands of UNC faithful roared in excitement.

Bravo gave the “V” sign, which has become the symbol of the UNC election campaign – the call to victory – before hugging Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

But Bravo’s appearance caused a stir on social media sites as questions were raised on whether he was a potential candidate in the 2015 general elections.

The UNC has not yet started screening of candidates for the general elections.

West Indies player Dwayne Bravo with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the United National Congress' Monday Night Forum in Debe.
West Indies player Dwayne Bravo with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the United National Congress’ Monday Night Forum in Debe.

Bravo did not speak at the event.

The 31-year-old all rounder announced his retirement from test cricket in January. His announcement came weeks after being sacked from the one day squad for ICC World Cup 2015.

Brave represented West Indies in 40 Tests, scored 2,200 runs at an average of 31 with three centuries.

Former Trinidad and Tobago national footballer, Brent Sancho, became the country’s new Sports Minister following a Cabinet shake-up in February.

Sancho, a member of the 2006 Soca Warriors squad, replaced Rupert Griffith, who had been acting in that post following the resignation of Anil Roberts last year.

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