Former Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) president Alloy Lequay added to his long list of accolades and tributes yesterday when the Board dedicated the administrative centre of the National Cricket Centre in Couva in his honour.
Lequay, whose contribution to the development of cricket in Trinidad and Tobago and the West Indies has spanned for 68 years, accepted the tribute by offering his gratitude and appreciation to the TTCBC.
"When I started my involvement in cricket, this was not my mission nor my vision. It was service without reward or award", said Lequay. "Over the years the ever-changing evolutionary process transformed the dynamics and today my cricket family, which has always encouraged and motivated me by their respect and admiration has placed another stamp of approval on my life's work. I am satisfied, I am contented."
Ellis Lewis, also a former TTCB president, payed tribute to Lequay, describing the naming of the administrative centre after the long serving former cricket administrator as "fitting and well-deserved".
"Without question, Alloy, who also won the Sports Administrator of the Year Award and is now considered a legend in sports administration, has been the major player in our considerable event," said Lewis.
Master of Ceremonies, former TT cricketer Suruj Ragoonath, added that the Alloy Lequay Centre reflects his (Lequay's) legacy.
"Just having his name on the building will serve as a reminder of his invaluable contribution to T&T cricket," Ragoonath said.
Also in attendance at the ceremony were current TTCB president of Azim Bassarath, West Indies Cricket Board director Allan Sammy, Allan Ramoutar, Suren Dhaniram, and TTCB secretary Arjoon Ramlal.