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Was West Indies cricket star Nicholas Pooran born in India?

Shamanth Jayaram October 29, 2021
Was West Indies cricket star Nicholas Pooran born in India?
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The West Indies cricket team’s winless run in the 2021 T20 World Cup finally came to an end today and Nicholas Pooran was the star of the show.

The Windies suffered defeats at the hands of England and South Africa in their previous two outings. The game against Bangladesh today was a must-win and Pooran’s spectacular knock helped them stay alive in the competition.

Fans are curious to know more about Pooran following his incredible performance at Sharjah. Some cricket supporters are wondering if he’s actually from the West Indies.

So, where was Pooran born? Let us tell you!

Was Nicholas Pooran born in India?

No, Pooran was not born in India.

The explosive batter was born on the 2nd of October, 1995, in Mc Bean Village in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. He has spent most of his life there, but has played franchise cricket in multiple countries.

Pooran’s country of origin, however, is unclear. He has kept his parents and family away from the media, but there has been no suggestion from anyone about his nationality being anything other than West Indian.

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Is Pooran married?

Although Pooran has kept all of his family away from the public eye, he has been very open about his better half.

The West Indian married his long-time girlfriend Alyssa Miguel earlier this year in a private ceremony. The Republic claim that they’ve been together since 2014 and he popped the question six years later, after the end of IPL 2020.

Pooran announced his wedding with Alyssa, who also goes by the name Kathrina, on his personal Instagram handle.

“Jesus has blessed me with many things in this life. None greater than having you in my life @kathrina_miguel. Welcoming Mr. and Mrs. Pooran,” he wrote along with four pictures from their special day.

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Shamanth works as a senior editor at GRV Media. Based in Bangalore, India, he's a massive Arsenal fan who also enjoys a bit of UFC every now and then.