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Chanderpaul awarded CCH
By Marlon Munroe
At a cocktail reception to welcome the West Indies and England teams, President Bharrat Jagdeo made the announcement. The official presentation will be made on Friday evening at 19:00h at the National Cultural Centre.
who had previously been awarded with the Arrow of Achievement (AA),
thanked the President for honouring him with the award. Chanderpaul,
who’s called ‘Tiger’, is also Guyana’s Sportsman of the Year for
Jagdeo stated: “He (Chanderpaul) has been a beacon of persistence,
dedication and hard work and an example to many of our young people, young
cricketers not only in, but around the world”.
who is revered for his dogged determination and his extensive spells of
concentration, made his debut in 1994 against England. To date, he has
played 119 matches, amassing 8,502 runs at an average 50.01 with 21
centuries and 52 half centuries, and 32 not out innings.
‘Tiger’ also has the distinction of having three 1,000 minute vigils
at the crease without being dismissed -- the highest being over 1,500
minutes. Chanderpaul has been noted to ‘grind’ opposing bowlers’
patience thin, especially if it meant that it ensured a win for the West
Wednesday, March 18, 2009