PROVIDENCE, GUYANA - JULY 17: KERON COTTOY (R) of St Lucia Zouks successful lbw appeal to dismiss UMAR AKMAL (L) of Guyana Amazon Warriors during a match between St Lucia Zouks and Guyana Amazon Warriors as part of week 4 of the Caribbean Premier League 2015 at Guyana National Stadium on July 17, 2015 in Providence, Guyana. (Photo by Randy Brooks/CPL)

Three Vincentians have been drafted in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 cricket tournament scheduled to take place later this year. The three young men are Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams drafted for the St Lucia Stars while Keron Cottoy was drafted for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams and Keron Cottoy

Cottoy who made his debut in the CPL T20 in 2015 while playing for the then St Lucia Zouks (later renamed as the St Lucia Stars) as he replaced an injured captain Daren Sammy.

After an incredible season, Cottoy was drafted in 2016, however, was unable to play due to a knee injury that later required surgery. He then had to perform a second knee surgery the year after. This resulted in him being unable to play cricket for a period of two years.

This however did not stop Cottoy from pursuing his dream of playing cricket as he continued to play after recovering. He continues to play cricket for the St Vincent and the Grenadines national team and Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC). The CCC emerged victorious in the regional’s Super 50 competition that took place in Trinidad in January of this year in which Cottoy played an important role in their victory.

He also plays for the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus cricket team and is currently in Jamaica for the UWI Campus games scheduled to begin today and will run until the next 10 days.

Cottoy was drafted in round 14 of this year’s CPL drafts Wednesday midday. He was described by Daren Ganga, a past West Indies player, as one of the best fieldsman in the Caribbean and a commended the Patriots on a “great investment”.