Sinclair dedicates CPL ‘somersault award’ to people of Guyana


By Avenash Ramzan

Guyana Amazon Warriors rookie all-rounder Kevin Sinclair made a huge impression on the Hero Caribbean Premier League, copping the best celebration award for the 2020 tournament.

Sinclair’s double-somersault after taking a wicket was voted the best celebration of the four-week tournament, as he set the competition alight in his first season.

“It felt good receiving that award. I feel it will drive me forward into bigger things in the future, but it was for the people of Guyana,” he told News Room Sport on Friday.

Sinclair copped his first wicket in CPL off the eighth ball he bowled, outfoxing West Indies opener Evin Lewis of St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The left-hander chopped on off a gentle off-break, sparking the somersault celebration for the first time in the ‘Biggest Party in Sport.’

“That was the best moment for me in the tournament, getting my first CPL wicket,” the 20-year-old Berbician related.

The right-arm off-spinner copped five wickets in five games, going at an excellent economy rate of 4.35 runs per over, bowling primarily in the Powerplay. His performance with the ball was crucial to Warriors making the semi-final round.

Kevin Sinclair at the presentation ceremony (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)

He also played the role of opening batsman for Warriors alongside Brandon King, but had limited success, scoring just nine runs in three innings. Contributing with the bat is one area Sinclair is aiming to improve on in future CPL tournaments

“The tournament was amazing. I enjoyed every bit of it. I feel my bowling was exceptional, but my batting got to come good next year.”

Sinclair also had the pleasure of chatting with former Australian all-rounder and commentator, Tom Moody, who encouraged the Guyanese to keep working on his game, as his “ability to spin the new ball was eye-catching.”

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