Port of Spain: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been presented with the Hummingbird Medal, Trinidad and Tobago’s third highest award.
The medal was presented to Bravo for his service to sport amidst celebrations marking the twin island republic’s 53rd anniversary since gaining independence. Bravo led the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title producing outstanding performances with bat and ball, reports CMC.
“Receiving the third highest award in Trinidad and Tobago, the Hummingbird Gold, for my contribution to sport. I could not have done it without the love and support of my fans and most of all my teammates. This one is for you,” Bravo said.
Bravo, half-brother of fellow West Indies player Darren Bravo and cousin of legend Brian Lara, was also part of the Mumbai Indians team that won the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) president Azim Bassarath congratulated Bravo, describing his award as “well-deserved” and saying it will help to motivate other young cricketers to work hard and establish themselves.
“It was just a matter of time before he was handed the captain’s arm-band for the West Indies 50-overs team and was one of three TT captains of West Indies teams which also included Denesh Ramdin (Test) and Merissa Aguilleria (women), all in one calendar year,” said Bassarath.
Bravo has played 40 Tests and 164 One-Day Internationals (ODI) for the West Indies as well as 11 first-class matches and over 300 Twenty20 games.