Friday, May 29, 2015

Sookdeosingh is Premier Division Cricketer of the Year

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LEAGUE’S BEST: PowerGen Sports Club opening batsman Nicholas Sookdeosingh, right, receives the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Premier Division Cricketer of the Year trophy from former TTCB president Alloy Lequay during the Board’s annual awards function at Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce in Couva on Friday night.

Mark Fraser


PowerGen Sports Club opening batsman Nicholas Sookdeosingh was named the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Premier Division Cricketer of the Year at the Board’s annual awards function at the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce in Couva on Friday night.



The left-handed batsman scored two centuries in the 2013 season, including a double hundred—210—against F&E Diamond United, as PowerGen clinched the Premier Division two-day league title. 



He also hit a century in the Premiership Twenty20 tournament this year to lead PowerGen to that title as well.



The other nominees for the top award were Ryan Ramdass (Clarke Road), Dane Teelucksingh (Caldrac), Farrell Jugmohan (F&E Diamond) and Sherwin Ganga (PowerGen).



Also honoured on the night were Sunil Narine, who was named the International Player of the Year, Lendl Simmons, who was the National Senior Cricketer of the Year and Stacy Ann King, who won the Delores Thomas Trophy for the T&T Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA) Player of the Year.



After collecting his award, the diminutive opener said he has set his sights on making the T&T four-day team next season.



“I scored a lot of runs in the Premiership this year. I had a double century and a century and it feels great to be named the Cricketer of the Year. My goal is to be consistent and hopefully make the T&T team next year. It is a great achievement and hopefully this can be a stepping stone towards making the national team,” he said.



With that goal in mind, the batsman has recognised that there is a lot of competition for the opening slots in the T&T team, and is prepared to work extra hard in the off-season to make sure he remains in contention.



“There are a lot of openers vying for a spot on the team so it is a bit hard to make the team, but I have been working hard and hopefully next year I will get my chance,” he added.



In terms of opening batsmen, T&T used Evin Lewis, Jeremy Solozano, Adrian Barath and Lendl Simmons at the top of the batting order.



“I will be working on improving my game and trying to make more runs, more centuries and make my name recognised a little bit more,” he added.



In terms of which format of the game he prefers, the left-hander said he did not have a preference, but said it was difficult not being part of the T20 team especially after having a good season. 



He said: “Making a hundred in the T20 tournament this year, it was hard for me to stay in Trinidad and watch the team playing in India. I was unfortunately not part of that team, but I will work harder to try and force my way into the squad.



“Being on the sideline watching, it makes me want to play harder and I think that motivated me to work harder. I know there is the Caribbean Premier League next year and I will be trying my best to make one of the teams.



“I have been good at all formats of the game and hopefully my opportunity will come. Test cricket is the top level of the game. I would love to play four day and Test cricket and I think T20 and 50-over cricket will come in,” he concluded.



 



Honour Roll



International Player of the Year



Sunil Narine








National Senior Male 



Cricketer of the Year



Lendl Simmons








National Senior Male 



Cricketers of the Year



Lendl Simmons



Yannic Cariah



Marlon Richards



Rayad Emrit



Imran Khan








TTCB President’s Award



Anil Kamal








Administrator of the Year



Sukesh Maniam








TTCB Club of the Year



PowerGen Penal








Premier Division Cricketer of the Year



Winner



Nicholas Sookdeosingh (PowerGen)








Nominees



Ryan Ramdass (Clarke Road)



Dane Teelucksingh (Caldrac)



Farrell Jugmohan (F&E Diamond)



Sherwin Ganga (PowerGen)








Championship Division 



Cricketer of the Year



Winner



Mahendra Nagamootoo 



(Munroe Road)








Nominees



Anthony Dennis-Dutchin (Victoria)



Seon Hetmeyer (Evergreen)



Anthony Adams (Preysal)



Videsh Sookhai (Preysal)








Championship Division 



Club of the Year



CLICO Preysal








National Youth Cricketer of the Year



Jeremy Solozano








National Youth Cricketers of the Year



Jeremy Solozano



Bryan Charles



Nicholas Pooran



Camilo Carimbocas



Jovan Ali








Youth Spinner of the Year



Bryan Charles








Secondary Schools 



Cricketer of the Year



Male: Stephan Wharwood



Female: Amanda John








Primary Schools 



Cricketer of the Year



Andy Mahase








T&T Women’s Cricket 



Association Awards








Five Players of the Year



Stacy Ann King



Lee Ann Kirby



Kirbyina Alexander



Amanda Samaroo



Britney Cooper








Delores Thomas 



Trophy (Player of the Year)



Stacy Ann King








Most Disciplined Player



Samantha Bissoon








Most Promising Player



Leandra Ramdeen








Most Improved Player



Selene O’Neil








Special Award



Dedicated and 



istinguished Service



Zones



North East: 



Arjune Bhagaloo



East: Camal Basdeo



North: 



Mahibir Ragoonanan



Central: 



Anderson Ramdath



South East: 



Henry Seepersad



South: 



Chatram Jai Ramdhanie








Affiliates



Secondary Schools: 



Wesley Dookhoo



Primary Schools: 



Lester Haynes



Women: Sandra Romany



Tobago: Ignatius Trim



Umpires: Farouk Hosein








Long and Dedicated 



Service



Clarence Shafrali