It seems Barbados has a tradition of Sports Ministers who appear to be absconding their correct duties… You’ll recall a few days ago, Deandra Dottin in the Women’s West Indies team for ICC Twenty20 blasted the fastest century for either male or female players in the history of this branch of Sport so far…

The Women’s matches have unfolded mostly in Basseterre, St Kitts and so the Kittitian regime has decided to pay tribute (especially since the male side has been such a let-down in Castries) – but the contention is this? Why did Barbados not be the first to have such an initiative? Where was Stephen Lashley in the midst of all this?

Oh well, if Esther as Sports Minister for Bim couldn’t be bored when Ryan Brathwaite was honoured for his 100 M’s hurdle record then why should good ol’ Stevie right? Here’s SKNIS with the embarrassing details;-

KITTITIAN (and NOT Barbadian) Sports Minister Glenn Phillip presents award to Deandra Dottin

KITTITIAN (and NOT Barbadian) Sports Minister Glenn Phillip presents award to Deandra Dottin

On Monday (May 10), the Ministry of Sports formally recognized the outstanding achievement of West Indies female cricket player Deandra Dottin, who set a world record in St. Kitts during the ICC World T20 (Twenty20) 2010 Tournament.

Dottin scored an amazing century for West Indies Women against South Africa Women in the opening match of the ICC World T20 Tournament on May 5. Playing at Warner Park in St Kitts, the 18-year-old right-hander from Barbados, hit nine sixes and seven fours in a record-breaking 112 not out off just 45 balls: the fastest century recorded to date.

It’s a tremendous feat,” Minister of Sports Honourable Glenn Phillip remarked, as he presented the outstanding female cricketer with a commemorative award. He graciously congratulated Ms. Dottin and wished her and the team well for the remainder of the tournament, which resumes with semifinal matches on May 13 and 14 in St. Lucia.

Minister Phillip then presented Ms. Dottin with local artwork, depicting the Berkeley Memorial – a monument which features a clock and drinking fountain erected in 1883. This special piece was donated by Maurice Widdowson, the proprietor of Island Hopper, a local mini department store.

Ms. Dottin, overwhelmed, thanked the Minister of Sports for the wonderful tokens and applauded the fans in St. Kitts and Nevis for supporting the tournament and rallying behind the female West Indies Team.

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