Keemo Paul is a Guyanese cricketer who plays for the West Indies cricket team. Keemo Paul made his debut in international cricket in the year 2018. In 2019, Paul was given the award for ‘T20 Player of the Year’ by the Cricket West Indies board. He represented Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2020.
Keemo Paul was born on Saturday, 21 February 1998 (Age 22 Years; as of 2020) in Guyana, South America. His zodiac sign is Pisces. Keemo Paul finished his schooling at Essequibo Islands Secondary School, Guyana. During his school time, he started playing for the U-15 National cricket team. With rapid progress, Keemo made it to the West Indies cricket team and made his international debut with the team on 15 March 2018 against Afghanistan in an ODI match.
Eyes Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
The name of Keemo Paul’s father is David Paul. His mother’s name is Rita Paul. He is the youngest of the four siblings. He has an elder brother David Jr and two elder sisters, Candy and Keon Paul.
Keemo Paul started his journey in cricket by becoming the part of the U-15 national team and never looked back. He made his debut in the List A matches on 16 January 2015 during the 2014-15 Regional Super50 tournament. Paul’s name was suggested for the U-19 Cricket World Cup for the West Indies squad. In the last over of the final group match, Keemo mankaded a batsman during a match against Zimbabwe and this helped West Indies in winning the match. In October 2017, Keemo scored his maiden century in first-class cricket when he was playing against Jamaica in the 2017-18 Regional Four Day Competition. In March 2018, Keemo Paul was named for the T20 International series that was played against Pakistan. In May 2019, Cricket West Indies (CWI) board shortlisted Keemo Paul in the list of the ten reserved players for the West Indies team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In December 2018, Delhi Capitals bought Keemo Paul for the base price of Rs. 50 lakhs for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League 2019. In 2020, he was reinstated again for the base price by the team.
- During a test series against Bangladesh, Keemo Paul was the part of the West Indies squad. In December 2018, Keemo took five wickets during the T20Is against Bangladesh. This was his best T20I performance with 15 runs and 5 wickets.
- Keemo Paul was awarded the title of ‘Emerging Cricketer of the Year’ during the annual Cricket West Indies Awards. The Cricket West Indies Board also offered Keemo Paul a development contract for the 2018-2019 season.
- In 2018, the West Indies team had to make some changes in the list and replace Sheldon Cottrell with Keemo Paul. Sheldon suffered an injury during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualified tournament and Keemo was called in the team.
- With his constant practices and tournaments, Keemo’s family had to make many sacrifices as well. David Paul and his family had to move several times so that Keemo could get the best training and facilities. The family moved to Cornelia Ida, a village in West Coast Demerara so that Keemo could go to his training sessions in Georgetown. Safraz Sheriffudeen is the owner of V-Net Communications and they have helped Keemo to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional cricketer by sponsoring him.