COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – For the second year in a row, a West Indian spin bowler has won the International Cricket Council’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year award. Sunil Narine, the off-spinner who has made a huge impression since joining the Windies set-up last December, won the prize on Saturday night at the ICC Awards gala at the Water’s Edge Resort.
The 24-year-old from Trinidad & Tobago was all smiles as he received the award in front an audience which included several present players and former cricketing greats, including Brian Lara. Narine follows in the footsteps of leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo who won the Award at last year’s event in London.
Speaking after receiving his glittering trophy, Narine said it was the just the start of things to come.