Veteran Test cricketer of West Indies Shivnarine Chanderpaul was on 12 September 2015 honoured with the Icon Award by the Indo-Caribbean Alliance.
The 41-year-old left-handed batsman was given the award in New York along with three others, namely television personality Lakshmee Singh, New York City council member Eric Ulrich and businessman Dave Kadernauth.
Icon Award is the highest award given by the New York City-based Indo-Caribbean Alliance.
Chanderpaul as a Cricketer
Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a Guyanese cricketer and former captain of the West Indies cricket team. He is the first Indo-Caribbean to play 100 Tests for the West Indies, and captained them in 14 Tests and 16 One Day Internationals. He is well known for his unorthodox batting stance, which has been described as crab-like.
In 2008 he was named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, and as the Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council.
As one of the most prolific run-scorers in West Indies cricket, he amassed 11867 runs from 164 Tests at an average of 51. He is only second to Brian Lara in aggregate.
In One Day Internationals, he has scored 8778 runs in 268 matches.
Indo-Caribbean Alliance (ICA)
ICA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Queens, New York. It was founded in 2008 by three residents who wanted to organize their community to create the programs and services in the underserved Indo-Caribbean and South Asian enclaves of South Queens including Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Ozone Park, South Jamaica and Jamaica.
Our mission is to unify and advance Indo-Caribbean and South Asian interests by fostering joint and collaborative actions among different peoples, organizations and businesses. The alliance acts as a liaison and an advocate to government agencies, elected officials and other non-profit organizations to create specialized educational, arts and social service programs.
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Where: New York
When: 17 September 2015