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Zane Maloney is NSC Sports Personality

HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

Zane Maloney is NSC Sports Personality

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Zane Maloney is the 2019 National Sports Council’s (NSC) Sports Personality of the Year.

The announcement was made on Saturday might by NSC chairman Mac Fingall on Saturday night during the awards ceremony and dinner at the Willdey Gymnasium.

Fingall said it was the first time the winner was chosen via an online poll on social media.

The 16-year-old Maloney, who created history by becoming the first person from the Caribbean to win the British Formula 4 title, narrowly edged West Windies Test captain Jason Holder, who was ranked No.1 in the ICC Test allrounder rankings for most of 2019.

Maloney received 423 votes and Holder 420. Another cricketer, Deandra Dottin, was third with 333 votes.

At the Barbados Olympic Association’s Awards last month, Maloney won the President’s Award amd was named Junior Male Athlete of the Year. (HG)