Last updated on August 21st, 2022 at 11:48 am
The Oscars for the Caribbean Premier League have taken place, and the best of the best have been recognized. Maybe next year we’ll be able to give out genuine statues, but for now, the victors will have to make do with a virtual award.
CPL OSCARS – THE WINNERS OF CPL Cricket T20
BEST CATCH – KHARY PIERRE
The most common winners of these honors are amazing outfield grabs or juggled boundary catches. This one is a little unique. When Pierre collected this one off his own bowling to dismiss Sherfane Rutherford in the CPL League final, he pulled off one of the best reaction catches we’ve ever seen.
BEST CELEBRATION – QAIS AHMED
There’s nothing quite like youth. This wicket showed how ecstatic a teenager maybe when he takes a CPL wicket. Qais Ahmed, take a bow; this is a wonderful occasion.
BEST HUNDRED – ANDRE RUSSELL
We had four hundred this year, but the best tonne of the tournament goes to Andre “Superman” Russell for his outstanding match-winning performance against the Trinbago Knight Riders.
He won the game on his own, and even after all this time, we doubt TKR has figured out how he did it.
BREAKTHROUGH STAR – SANDEEP LAMICHHANE
Sandeep Lamichhane, the darling of Nepalese cricket and now one of the most popular young men in St Kitts and Nevis is our breakout star.
We can’t wait for this man to return to the hero CPL. He’s quickly becoming one of the most sought-after leg-spinners in the world.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR – SHIMRON HETMYER
In Tests, he’s dominating, in ODIs, he’s tearing teams apart, and in franchise cricket around the world, he’s making waves. Shimron Hetmyer, a Guyanese Lara, was named player of the year this season.
This year’s CPL league was lighted up by the new Caribbean cricket superstar, and we expect even more in 2019.