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Gayle pips Taylor for Jamaican Cricketer award

Published: Saturday, November 18, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Kingston:West Indies opener Chris Gayle beat Jerome Taylor to win his third successive Jamaican Cricketer-of-the-Year award.

With the 27-year-old currently on duty in Pakistan, his father Dudley Gayle was handed over the award, along with $1,538 and the KFC Trophy in the ceremony held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston yesterday, according to a CMC report.

Gayle had a brilliant calendar year and the the left-handed batsman, who sits on top of the International Cricket Council's all-rounder rankings, scored over 800 runs this season.

There was some consolation for Taylor, who was named Jamaica's Young West Indies Cricketer-of-the-Year while former West Indies off-spinner Gareth Breese collected the Laurie Williams award for the Most Disciplined Jamaica Senior Team Player.

UNI

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