Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cricket Board mourns Tevin Robertson

 THE TRINIDAD and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) yesterday  extended its condolences to the family of former national Under-19 cricketer Tevin Robertson who died in a car accident on Friday night in south Trinidad.

Yesterday he was remembered  by TTCB  president Azim Bassarath as a “disciplined and talented young man who had a bright future in the game. “ Via a press release, Bassarath said it was a tragedy that the promising young left-arm fast bowler was cut down just when he was on the cusp of national recognition with the “Red Force.”

Robertson represented T&T as a member of the Under-19 team at the regional tournament in Barbados last year and at the time of his passing, was on the T&T squad in training for the four-day tournament currently taking place.

Bassarath said he had the opportunity  to observe the Princes Town youngster and like others, he was just as impressed, as Roberts graduated through the TTCB age group programmes and was recognised as a future senior team player.

“It was not surprising, coming out of the South East Zone,  that he joined PowerGen and then went on to Moosai Sports Club and did well in premiership cricket. The local cricket fraternity has now lost two young cricketers in tragic circumstances following the recent shooting death of teenager Akinson Walker in Barataria,” said Bassarath.

And national team manager Manohar Ramsaran yesterday also extended his deep condolences to Robertson’s family and friends after he joined in observing a minute’s silence with the T&T and Combined Campuses and Colleges teams before the commencement of the second day’s play of the Regional Four-day Championship game at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.

 Ramsaran extended his gratitude to match referee Rawl Lewis and onfield umpires Joel Wilson (T&T) and Tanvir Ahmed of Bangladesh who he said readily consented to have the two teams and their officials pay their respects to the fallen cricketer.

“The loss of Tevin  Robertson will be felt  by the local cricket community. He played an important role coming up the ranks and was called by the national selected for trials. Tevin was a consistent performer who had a bright future ahead,” said Ramsaran.