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Swann to lead England against Windies

London, England – Off-spinner Graeme Swann will captain his country for the first time when he leads the England Twenty20 side in two matches against West Indies this month in the absence of injured skipper Stuart Broad and vice-captain Eoin Morgan.

Swann will be the fifth man to skipper his country this English summer, and sixth this year, when he takes charge of the side for the matches at the Oval on Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 25.

WICB President salutes Ambrose; lauds Taylor & Bishoo

London, England – President of the West Indies Cricket Board Dr. Julian Hunte has sent congratulations to West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose, Stafanie Taylor and Devendra Bishoo. Ambrose was inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame while Taylor won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year award and Bishoo took the ICC Emerging Player of the Year award. “The entire West Indian cricketing family and indeed the world cricketing family stand and salute the icon Curtly Ambrose on being inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame,” Dr. Hunte said.
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Taylor achieves goal of winning Women's Cricketer of the Year

Kingston, Jamaica – West Indies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor said that she set herself the goal of winning the International Cricket Council’s Women’s Cricketer of the Year Award. “I set myself the goal of winning the Women’s Cricketer of the Year award and I’m very happy I won it. I was not totally surprised, and it feels really good to be recognised in this way. I worked hard and I played well and the most important thing is that I tried to contribute to the team all the time,” she said.
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Stafanie Taylor wins ICC Women's Cricket of the Year

West Indies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor has been ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards in London. During the voting period Taylor played 10 ODIs for the West Indies scoring 610 runs at the top of the order at an average of 76.25, while the off-spinner also claimed 15 wickets. She also scored 49 runs and took five wickets in Twenty20 Internationals in the period. The 20-year-old took the accolade ahead of England duo Charlotte Edwards and Lydia Greenway and last year’s winner of the title, Australia’s Shelley Nitschke.
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Bishoo dedicates Emerging Player Award to dad

Bridgetown, Barbados – West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo has dedicated his Emerging Player Award at the annual International Cricket Council’s Award ceremony on Monday to his father. He said the award came as a bit of a surprise and dedicated it to his father Mohanlall, who died when he was eight years old.
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