Monday, June 26, 2017

NEVER SHOWED UP *

Logie at a loss over ‘humiliating’ Super50 loss

SKIPPER GOES: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force captain Denesh Ramdin leaves the crease after being dismissed by Jamaica Scorpions pacer Rovman Powell during the first semi-final in the Regional Super50 Tournament on Wednesday, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua. The Scorpions won by 292 runs. —Photo: WICB Media/Randy Brooks


Twenty-four hours after their chastening exit from the Regional Super50, the players of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were still trying to come to terms with their massive 292-run semi-final defeat to the Jamaica Scorpions.

The Coolidge Cricket Ground--site of four previous wins for back-to-back champions Red Force in the competition--became the scene of arguably the worst defeat by a T&T representative team in regional limited overs competitions.

“The players have not been seen around,” Red Force coach Gus Logie reported yesterday morning. “When we came back (to the hotel) last (Wednesday) night people were in sombre moods and not really up for talking. It will take a few days to thaw out from what was a humiliating defeat.”

And Logie cannot account for how his side allowed the Scorpions to amass a Super50 record 434 for four in their allotted 50 overs.

Asked what went wrong, he said: “I'm still trying find out, because we certainly didn't show up.

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