The ongoing Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has caused excitement in T&T and around the region and just last week, the St Augustine Academy of Sport of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Faculty of Sport has also been abuzz with training activities.
“The Faculty of Sport is delighted that the CPL has used the St Augustine Academy of Sport facilities as the sole training ground for all teams involved in CPL XI. This coupled with our partnership in delivering The UWI CPL Sport Marketing Course this year points to the strong bond,” said Dr Akshai Mansingh, Dean of the Faculty of Sport and Chief Medical Officer of the CPL.
“Very few institutions can provide such multidimensional offerings and we look forward to further areas where we can unearth our mutual potential,” he added.
On Tuesday, members of the Jamaica Tallawahs team and coaching staff headed by West Indies legends Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Honorary Graduate of The UWI (2018) and Sir Curtly Ambrose were on-site. Also present were graduate of The UWI St Augustine Campus, Amir Jangoo who was nominated for the vice-chancellor’s Sportsman of the Year Award 2020 and UWI Men’s Cricket Coach Keshava Ramphal (Analyst).
The Faculty of Sport reaches across all the Campuses of The UWI, through Academies of Sport established on the Cave Hill, Mona, Open and St Augustine campuses. These Academies (previously known as Departments) are responsible for academic activities, sports at all levels, as well as outreach to communities through Sports.