NY cricket club to honour Power
New York's Atlantis Cricket Club will honour former Trinidad and Tobago women's cricketer Stephanie Power at the club's annual awards dinner scheduled for November 3 in New York City.
Power, an ex-T&T and West Indies women's cricket captain and wicket-keeper, will receive honourary membership to the club for her part in the development of women's cricket both in the Caribbean and America.
Currently the West Indies women assistant coach, Power played one Test and 34 One Day Internationals for the West Indies women between 1993 and 2005 including three Women's Cricket World Cup stints, before being appointed assistant coach to Sherwin Campbell for the West Indies women's squad.
Atlantis has honoured several former Test cricketers in the past ten years, including Clive Lloyd, Andy Roberts, Alvin Kallicharran, Lance Gibbs, Roger Harper, Curtly Ambrose, Lawrence Rowe, Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Joel Garner, Clayton Lambert, and most recently Gus Logie. Power, however, will be the first woman so honoured by the 46 year-old New York-based club.
Atlantis president Steve Welcome, said: "We are honoured that Ms Power has accepted our invitation to become an honorary member of Atlantis, but more than anything else, we firmly believe that she is deserving of this and many other accolades for her contributions to women's cricket in the Caribbean and the USA."
Power, a Certified Level II cricket coach and secondary school teacher, has played an integral role in US cricket development over the past three years, conducting coaching clinics in the New York metropolitan area for women cricketers and coaching sessions across the USA for cricket coaches seeking their Level I certification.