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Bravo earns ESPYs nomination; T&T cricketer drawn with Messi and Curry

Trinidad and Tobago cricket all-rounder Dwayne Bravo set a milestone for cricket and local sport yesterday after earning an ESPYs nomination for its “Best Play” category.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago cricket star Dwayne Bravo (right) on duty with the Chennai Super Kings.
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago cricket star Dwayne Bravo (right) on duty with the Chennai Super Kings.

Now, the former West Indies ODI captain and Tranquillity Secondary student only needs to outdo four-time FIFA Player of the Year and Argentina star Lionel Messi and 2015 NBA MVP and Golden States Warriors guard Stephen Curry!

Bravo, who was nominated for a stunning one handed catch for the Chennai Super Kings against the Rajasthan Royals in the India Premier League (IPL), said he was “humbled” to be recognised in the sports award show referred to as the “Oscars of Sport.”

“I admit I am still shocked on many levels,” Bravo told his publicist, PearTree Consulting. “Firstly I am shocked and happy that cricket is being recognized by the American market and on their biggest and most prestigious night in sport. Secondly, I am in a category with athletes that I look up to and admire, titans of their sports and I am humbled.”

There are 16 nominees in the Best Play category, which are decided by votes from the public. Bravo needs more votes than the Central Michigan ‘American football’ team that produced a ‘Wild Hail Mary’ to tie after trailing by five touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Chennai Super Kings cricketer Dwayne Bravo earned an ESYPs nomination for this stunning one handed catch against the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Chennai Super Kings cricketer Dwayne Bravo earned an ESYPs nomination for this stunning one handed catch against the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

Messi was nominated for his spectacular Copa del Rey final goal against Atletico Madrid while Curry got the nod for one of his outrageous three-pointers.

The voting period is already open and fans can click HERE to vote on the ESPYs website. The final ESPYs award will be held in Los Angeles on July 15.

Bravo said he is especially proud to represent Trinidad and Tobago on the ESPYs all-star cast.

“The most important to me is being the first nominee from Trinidad and Tobago,” said Bravo. “I am proud to represent my country and value every opportunity to showcase the talent that exists here.

“Of course I would love to win so I take this opportunity to ask my fans around the world to vote, not just for me but for our beloved cricket. ”

Photo: Howzat?! Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo celebrates a big scalp. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Howzat?! Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo celebrates a big scalp.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

The ESPYs, which stands for ‘Excellence in Sport Performance Yearly’, was created in 1993 by sport network ESPN to recognise individual and team athletic achievement over a calendar year.

 

Editor’s Note: Click HERE to vote for Dwayne Bravo.

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19 comments

  1. Y it is i can not vote 4 bravo he name not comeing up on this link

  2. Serious thing! Rain might save them

  3. Dwayne Bravo needs to show some Steel tonite otherwise it looks like licks and more licks……….

  4. We did it for Anya….Bunji. we could rally the Caribbean and bring it home for Bravo!

  5. We need to make sure and vote for Bravo

  6. Paige click on see more categories and choose best play

  7. Wow! Truth be told, he could have been nominated for any number of plays. Fearless.

  8. Nyssa Pear, can you help me with the link to see the catch? I recall the Kohli run out but I don’t think I saw this catch.

  9. Voted. Hope I did it right; that page confuse me, man.

  10. If you log in you would see it’s grouped all sorts of ways. There loads of athletes in different fields . Curry, Messi & Dawayn play different sports which they all are good at.

  11. Ok I thought he was nominated in the same breath as messi or curry I now saying espn hitting cocaine or smoking that weed

  12. I voted. Dwayne’s was nominated for best play.

  13. Awesome! Pity I couldn’t put this in my story!