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Eltham High School cricket ground to be renamed Stafanie Taylor Oval

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2016 | 3:18 PM
Stafanie Taylor, captain of the West Indies women cricket team poses with the ICC World Twenty20 2016 champion's trophy during a photo shoot in front of Victoria Memorial, a heritage city landmark in Kolkata, India on Monday.

The Eltham High School Cricket Ground in St Catherine is to be renamed the Stafanie Taylor Oval. 

Minister of Sports Olivia 'Basy' Grange made the announcement during a welcome home reception organised by Digicel for Taylor upon her arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday. 

Taylor attended Eltham High School and hails from Gordon Pen in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Taylor created history when she became the first West Indian women’s team captain and Jamaican to lead a regional female team to a global title in cricket.

Her all-round play helped the West Indies to beat Australia by eight wickets in the final of the world T20 World Cup final in India.

Taylor's efforts earned her the player of the tournament award and a place in the International Cricket Council’s world 11 team.