Tuesday, May 3, 2016

T&T destroys Guyana to Win Third Straight Title

Red Fury

SIMPLY THE BEST: Trinidad and Tobago's "Red Force" celebrates their third successive Caribbean T20 title.

Donstan Bonn

THE Congress of the People has congratulated the Trinidad and Tobago T-20 cricket team, crowned Caribbean T-20 Cricket Champions last night in St Lucia for the third successive year,

their fourth title overall.

They team defeated Guyana at the Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia by nine wickets.

Final scores - Guyana 116 for 6, Trinidad and Tobago 120 for 1.

The team played unbeaten throughout the tournament, the final edition, which began on January 6.

The COP stated in a press release " It was a pleasure to see our international T-20 stars, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo†and Sunil Narine giving their best†in spite of having a hectic international schedule this year. The local boys played consistently as a team rather than individuals and commentators noted that T&T†was the most balanced team in the tournament. There is much that†all†citizens can emulate in our respective field of endeavour. Congratulations also to captain Denesh Ramdin, coach David Williams, Manager Omar Khan and the rest of the support team†in preparing the boys".

The Caribbean T-20 tournament will now be replaced by a new†Premier†League††in which†franchises will be awarded†to local and foreign businesses.

The COP stated "This will provide†our†regional cricketers†the opportunity to use cricket as a lucrative†profession and†excellent ambassadors of our country. They will also be closer to their families, a vital†aspect of their social life as evident by the†many wives,children and other loved†ones who were present at the victory presentation last night. Additionally†the International players in the league bring a golden opportunity to effectively launch sports tourism in T&T and the rest of the Caribbean".

T&T team will compete in the Championship League tournament†in India later this year.