Former West Indies batsman Alvin Kallicharan’s son wins Digicel Facebook/Twitter Competition

Former West Indies captain and master batsman Alvin Kallicharan’s son – Rohan – won the Digicel Twitter/Facebook Competition for the Second Test between West Indies and Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

Rohan Kallicharan’s answer to the question of the match was closest, edging out other West Indian fans around the world to claim the top prize of an autographed West Indies shirt.

Fans were asked to submit the number of runs which they thought would have been scored in the Second Test which ended in a draw after an outstanding come-from-behind performance by the West Indies who lost the opening Test in Brisbane.

Rohan Kallicharan at a West Indies match during the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in England - Photo courtesy of Rohan Kallicharan

Rohan Kallicharan at a West Indies match during the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in England - Photo courtesy of Rohan Kallicharan

The total number of runs scored was 1419 and Kallicharan’s submission of 1393 was closest.
The emergence of Digicel Cricket on Social Media is a really good addition which allows supporters not only to keep in touch with news and scores, but to share opinion, and actively be involved with an official source, so definitely keep up the good work,” commented the 35 year-old Kallicharan who was named after his father’s teammate – the legendary Rohan Kanhai, also a former West Indies captain.

Rohan, an executive consultant for a recruitment firm in Birmingham, said the win helped to put a smile on his face after the tragic loss of his fiancée in an accident three weeks ago.

Antonia Graham, Head of Group Public Relations for Digicel, commented; “Our DigicelCricket Twitter followers and Facebook fans are growing each day and we’re getting great feedback and interaction from them. We would like to congratulate all of our lucky winners – and thank all of our competition entrants for taking part. If you didn’t win this time – don’t worry, there will be lots more opportunities over the coming weeks as we all rally round the West Indies during the tour down under and beyond”.

Roger Jackman, a fan from Guyana, was next in line with his guess of 1384 followed by a West Indian fan in India whose choice was 1450.

Alex Edghill of Barbados won the competition for the First Test when fans were asked to submit – in 130 characters or less – why they were the greatest Windies fan.

Edghill’s entry was selected as the winning one. He wrote: “I’m the greatest West Indies fan, not because of what they were, but because of what I see them becoming.”

Like Kallicharan – who resides in England – Edghill also won an autographed Windies shirt.

The question for the Third Test in Perth starting on December 16th is “Which West Indian batsman will score the most runs in the Test and how many?

The Kallicharans and Kanhais - Photo courtesy of Rohan Kallicharan

The Kallicharans and Kanhais - Photo courtesy of Rohan Kallicharan

The person who selects the correct batsman and comes closest to the runs scored by that batsman will win another autographed Windies shirt.

Fans can submit their entries on either Facebook or Twitter from now until the end of play on the second day.

On Facebook, fans can post their entries on Digicel Cricket’s fan page while they can do so on Twitter simply by sending a tweet inclusive of “#digicomp”. The competition is open to all West Indies fans and there is a limit of two entries per person.

Alvin Kallicharan appeared in 66 Tests for the West Indies, scoring 4399 runs with 12 centuries and 21 fifties and a career average of 44.43. Of his 21 fifties, an astonishing 9 were scores in the 90s.

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