West Indies captain Jason Holder was voted Player-of-the-Year, during seventh annual West Indies Players Association/Cricket West Indies Awards, held at Sandals Grand Antigua Resort and Spa in Antigua last week.
He also copped the Test Player-of-the-Year award, having led the Windies to a Test series win over England earlier this year, while Shai Hope took the ODI Player of the Year trophy and Keemo Paul won the Twenty20 Player-of-the-Year award.
Holder, 27, a lower order batsman, gathered 565 runs in eight Tests during the period under consideration- April 2018 to Match 2019- including a monumental maiden Test double hundred against England in the first Test in Barbados last January.
The innings — an unbeaten 202 — propelled West Indies to a 381 run victory, laying the foundation for a 2-1 series win and recapture the Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade. During the same period he captured 40 wickets with is medium pace bowling.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Yannick Ottley was named Super50 Player-of-the-Year, while Rakeem Cornwall took the Championship Player of the Year award.
West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell took the Twenty20 Player-of-the-Year.
Meanwhile, Jamaican Deandra Dottin captured the women’s ODI and Twenty20 Player-of-the-Year awards while T&T won the Under-19 Team-of-the-Year trophy.