Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 2nd 2015 Contents Central Zone will bowl off their
cricket youth development pro-
gramme in earnest today, with screen-
ing sessions at four venues.
The sessions for the Under-19,
Under-17 and Under-15 age groups will
be staged at Gilbert Park, California;
Presentation College, Chaguanas; Mon-
roe Road Recreation Ground; and the
Caroni Conquerors Ground.
Manohar Ramsaran, caretaker chair-
man of the Central Zone said on Sunday
that coaches and T&TCB scouts will
be present at all four venues to have
a close look at the youngsters. He said
the sessions will begin at 4 pm.
The former government minister and
Member of Parliament recently man-
aged the national senior cricket team,
which won the 2015 Nagico Super50
regional limited overs tournament,
staged in T&T in January.
He said the screening sessions will
identify young cricketers who can rep-
resent the zone s age group teams in
the upcoming BGTT national compe-
titions which he described as the first
stage in fulfilling his committee s man-
date of bringing the game back on track
after disappointing results last season.
Ramsaran said the caretaker com-
mittee also included Central Sports
manager Richard Ramkissoon, an expe-
rienced administrator; and attorney
Ajay Maharaj, among others who have
already held several meetings with Cen-
tral Zone stakeholders on what was
needed to revive the Central Zone.
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Mega and small-scale
sport tourism has the
potential to contribute to
the social, cultural, eco-
nomic and infrastructural
development of the host
country or city.
Sport tourism involves
the travel of persons for
non-business reasons to
participate and or observe
sporting activities (Hall, 1992).
Mega sporting events include the
hosting of World Cups for such sports
such as football, cricket, and rugby. Small
scale sporting events include triathlons,
marathons and a leg of the formula one
According to Zauhar (2003) sport
tourism involves a number of activities.
In addition to either participating and
observing sporting events, persons who
travel for sport tourism may also have
a vested interest in visiting state-of-
the-art sporting facilities such as sta-
diums. These may include for example,
Lords cricket ground in England, Roland
Garros in Paris, Maracana Stadium in
Brazil and the Millennium rugby stadium
in Wales. In addition to the iconic sport-
ing stadiums appeal, sport tourists may
also show an interest in sporting hall of
fames and sport museums such as the
Legends of Barbados cricket museum.
Sport tourists may not always be
interested in traditional competitive
sports and may find adventurous activ-
ities far more inviting and appealing to
their leisure taste. Some of these adven-
turous activities may include bungee
jumping stations, zip line canopy tours,
hiking trails, water adventures such snor-
keling and golf.
Sport tourism offers several economic
benefits to local communities, the region
and or the country. An estimated
680,000 persons from overseas attended
the 2012 London Olympics and Para-
lympics. These visitors generated enor-
mous economic activity through different
forms of expenditure on sporting and
There was an increase demand for
various forms of accommodation-hotels
and guest houses. Similarly there was
an increase in demand for sporting para-
phernalia such replica tee shirts, sneakers
etc. Non-sporting products expenditure
included food, beverages, phones, cam-
eras, and other electronic accessories
that are associated with travelers.
According to Hassen (2003) the 2003
Cricket World generated 1.3 billion Rands
for the South African economy.
Sport tourism provides the host coun-
try with high media coverage.
This coverage will cover
not only the sporting event
but also provide important
information about the
country s cultural and
entertainment locations as
well as an overall country
Such information would
have been provided when
the Caribbean played host
to two cricket world cups in 2007 and
2010 respectively. Additionally, Trinidad
and Tobago would have benefitted from
the media coverage when it hosted the
2001 FIFA U17 World Cup for boys and
the 2010 FIFA World Cup for girls.
According to Morrison (2005) mega
sporting events provide a platform to
incorporate social and cultural features
of the host community/city/country into
the overall tourist experience. These
events are good occasions to showcase
the cultural heritage of the country such
as its history, historical sites, food, music,
art, architecture, and overall what makes
the host unique and interesting to want
to return in the immediate future.
Sport tourism do not only result from
the visiting and expenditure from tourists
but also involves the development of
local infrastructure such as stadia, hotels,
transportation networks, roads, telecom-
munication, airports and other infra-
structure. Such developments will pro-
vide long term benefits to communities
where they have been established.
The potential benefits of sports
tourism can only be realised if several
challenges are overcome especially in
the developing world.
In countries where crime and matters
of security are a major concern persons
considering to travel to these destination
maybe discouraged to engage in any
form of sport tourism. Additionally, the
allegations of corruption and financial
scandals may also serve as a discour-
The overall success of any sporting
tourism event is dependent upon man-
Poor management due to financial
impropriety, poor planning, lack of effi-
cient customer service, and a host of
other management s drawbacks may
serve as a major Achilles heel for the
success of any sport tourism event.
According to UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon (2011) sport tourism has
the potential to being powerful tool for
development and progress. However,
for this to be accomplished to reap the
benefits of sports tourism proper plan-
ning and management of events have
to be undertaken.
Central looks for youth
In addition to either
participating and or
events, persons who
travel for sport
tourism may also have
a vested interest in
visiting state of the
art sporting facilities
such as stadiums.
Presentation College, Chaguanas:
Richard Ramkissoon, Lalman
Gilbert Park, California: Anthony
Davis, Anderson Ramdath
Monroe Road, Cunupia: Ishwar
Maharaj, Ishwar Ramdath, Manohar
Caroni Conquerors Ground: Keith
Joseph, Adesh Dass
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