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Local Board to work with regional countries
The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) will be used as a model for the rest of the region. Vice-president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Emmanuel Nanton said at the board’s annual awards last Saturday that the WICB is impressed with the way cricket is administrated in Trinidad and as such they look to this country when it comes to development plan and general organising.
Executive member of the TTCB, Patrick Rampersad revealed yesterday that advances have been made for the TTCB to send representatives to two of the countries as a starter to help them with their development programmes. “The West Indies Cricket Board has mentioned to us that they are quite please with the work we are doing here in Trinidad. A couple months ago, our director Baldath Mahabir made a presentation at a WICB meeting in Trinidad and from all reports they were very impressed with his contribution. “As a result of this two boards are now looking to the TTCB to assist with their framework for development. The two boards are the Jamaican Cricket Association (JCA) and the Antiguan board. “This says a lot because our development programme has been us turning out a great number of players for the West Indies teams at different levels and this is something we have done successfully for a number of years.”
Nanton who is president of the Windward Islands Cricket Board said the Islands were looking towards T&T for guidance, as they have proved their worthiness in running the cricket. “We look to you as the guiding light in regional cricket administration and we in the Windwards are not jealous of you but we are proud of you and we look to you for assistance.”
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