Sinclair dedicates Player-of-the-Match award to his grandfather


Friday’s match was special for Kevin Sinclair, who also marked his international return with figures of 4 for 24 as  West Indies swept UAE 3-0 in Sharjah.

Carlos Brathwaite, who was on TV commentary, noted that Sinclair is now getting his off-break to grip and turn more than he did in the past. This has, in turn, made his slider more effective and put him in West Indies or West Indies A contention across formats.

“We were in a bit of a bother, so my thing was just to keep it simple and keep it as tight as possible,” Sinclair said. “Getting a breakthrough as well was really good for me.”

Sinclair credited former Guyana allrounder and coach Esuan Crandon for his recent progress. During the Headley-Weekes tri-series, Sinclair also benefitted from working with Nikita Miller.

“As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Esuan Crandon,” Sinclair said.

Sinclair had a dream return to West Indies colours

“The support he has given me, and every time I step out [onto the field], I try and do what I can with the bat, ball, and in the field. “It’s all about consistency, and I just want to take that moving forward and try to be consistent in what I do.”

After winning the Player-of-the-Match award, Sinclair dedicated it to his grandfather Carlton, who was employed as a security guard. Carlton has doubled up as Sinclair’s mentor over the years.

“Just want to mention that two days ago was my grandfather’s birthday,” Sinclair said.

“It was his 75th birthday. He has been behind me since my tender age of seven, so I want to say this performance is for him.” (ESPNcricinfo) 

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  1. Patricia Pierre says

    Not every day are people grateful to those who have helped them reach the top of the ladder. I congratulate you Mr. Sinclair for your dedication to your grand father. Do keep up your excellent performance

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