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Cricket Lovers are the league champions of the 2015 SIS California Women's Windball Cricket League,
capturing the title by a marginally superior net run rate when the competition came to an exciting end last
Sunday. Here the players pose after one of their victories on their way to the title.
PHOTO COURTESY RAFFICK HUSSEIN
SIS CRICKET QUEEN'S
The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB)
stands ready to support and assist in
the revival of cricket in the floundering
South Zonal Council.
This was the pledge made by pres-
ident of the TTCB, Azim Bassarath,
when he recently addressed members
of the Movement For Change supporters
group which he heads and whose mem-
bers dominate the present administration
of the TTCB.
Bassarath was addressing the concerns
raised by South Zone member Ram-
narace Seepaul of a lack of transparency
and accountability in the conduct of the
zone s affairs highlighted by a failure to
hold meetings and properly execute their
Seepaul said because of the admin-
istrative inactivity at the zonal level,
cricket has been suffering and the TTCB
is not to blame as the zone is controlled
by officials opposed to the present
However in addressing the queries
raised, Bassarath admitted that he was
unaware of what was happening at the
zonal level since no official complaint
has been made about the zone admin-
istration to the TTCB.
But he advised Seepaul that there
must be some consensus among other
members and officials about the wor-
rying state of affairs and that an official
letter must be written outlining their
concerns to the TTCB.
"Only then can we intervene and take
the appropriate action to resolve the
issues so as to get cricket back on a
sound footing on and off the field in
the South Zonal Council," said Bassarath.
The board has been hugely successful
revamping the Central Zone after it also
developed similar problems in its admin-
istration, moving quickly to install a
caretaker committee to run the affairs
of the zone.
Bassarath praised the groundwork laid
by committee chairman Manohar Ram-
saran and other officials including
Richard Ramkissoon, Mishri Lutchmedial
and Lalman Kowlessar for rising to the
occasion to avert a major crisis.
He said that under the caretaker com-
mittee, the Central Zone was able to
complete their zonal obligations and
successfully stage the Ramsingh Sports
T20 tournament, the final stages of
which were played under lights at the
National Cricket Centre in Balmain,
"It was a big turnaround for which
we are grateful because people tend to
forget that when Central Zone cricket
was strong, T&T cricket was strong so
we all have an interest in helping the
zone get back on top," said Bassarath.
He said that the TTCB has also been
very forceful in making representation
to the Ministry of Sports and he
expressed satisfaction in the way the
present officeholder Brent Sancho has
been addressing the concerns of cricket.
Bassarath said that Sancho has already
handed over close to a million dollars
to cricket clubs who participate in the
National League and zonal competitions,
with the women s cricket federation and
Tobago also benefitting.
The local cricket chief said that anoth-
er tranche of financial payments to the
main cricket stakeholders will be forth-
coming following representation by the
TTCB who have been in the forefront
of pressing the case for increased assis-
tance for struggling clubs.
TTCB ready to revamp
South Zone cricket
The CariFin Games is onto its final
stage as the Cross Country and Family
Day takes place at the Sevilla Golf
Course, Couva, from 10 am---6 pm,
The day starts off with novelty events
as participants are encouraged to display
team work and mental agility with
events such as sack relay, tug-o-war
and maths relay.
The Cross Country race commences
at 4.15 pm, promoting health, fitness
and dexterity as members of the various
financial institutions showcase their
vim, vigour and tenacity as they partake
in this race with their peers.
Men are required to do three laps
around the 2.2km Sevilla Golf Course,
while women must complete two laps
of the course. Medals and cash prizes
will be presented to the top ten finishers
and a challenge trophy and replica will
be awarded to the overall winner. Ryan
O Neil (Guardian Group), Susan Russell
(RBC) and Jilleta Landeau (Guardian)
are some of the front runners today.
A dance off segment is next on the
activity filled programme as two couples
from each institution are invited to
participate to the combination of dif-
ferent genres of music.
The highly anticipated Miss CariFin
competition will also take place. In this
event, a woman from each institution
possessing the foundation values of
CariFin - fun, fitness and friendship,
persuades the judging panel that she
is worthy of the fitness title.
The nine teams participating in Car-
iFin Games this year are First Citizens,
Grace Kennedy, Guardian Group, IBL
Bank, Republic Bank, RBC, Sagicor,
Scotiabank and Unit Trust Corpora-
CariFin Cross Country runs off today
Jiletta Landeau of Guardian Group will
be among the favourites at the CariFin
Cross Country event at Sevilla Golf
Course in Couva, today.
PHOTO COURTESY CARIFIN
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