Outstanding Young Cricketer Opens 4th Digicel Test

Young Barbadian cricketer, Kraigg Brathwaite has previously had many honours bestowed upon him.  At only 16 years of age, Kraigg has already received the 2008 Lord Gavron Award from the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA), the 2008 Sportsperson of the Year award from his high school, Combermere School and the Appreciation Award for Junior Outstanding Sportsperson (Male) at the 2008 National Sports Council’s Awards in February 2009.

And today, Kraigg Brathwaite was bestowed yet another honour, to be a part of the Coin Toss officially commencing the 4th Digicel Test at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.  Kraigg, who has twice represented Barbados at the U-15 level and been named MVP for 2007 and 2008 was appreciative of the honour: “Today is definitely the highlight of my career so far.  It was an honour to be able to meet the captain of the West Indies team and to be a part of the 4th Digicel Test, especially because we are doing well in this Digicel Series.  My hero is Chanderpaul and I am really looking forward to watching him in this Digicel Test.”

Kraigg, who has, in his short cricket career, already made 35 centuries, spoke about his future with West Indies cricket: “I have been playing cricket since I can remember.  I started playing with my Dad for fun and then got into it in school.  By the age of 25 I will like to have been playing for the West Indies for at least three years.  I don’t see why I wouldn’t be as I have the record to prove my worth to the team; I will just have to maintain what I have been doing so far.”

Outstanding young Barbadian cricketer 16-year-old Kraigg Brathwaite has officially opened the 4th Digicel Test at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados where Windies fans are hopeful that the West Indies will maintain their lead in the Digicel Series 2009