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National Under-19 vice-captain
Amir Jangoo is using his disap-
pointing performance at the
Regional Youth tournament in
Jamaica as motivation to gain a
place on the Red Force squad for
Much was expected of Jangoo
heading into the Regional Under-
19 tournament but an ankle injury
during training camp and
inclement weather, which restrict-
ed his batting preparation, left him
short of form in Jamaica.
"I want to put the Regional
Under-19 tournament behind me.
I had a good tournament behind
the stumps but I fell short with
the bat," said Jangoo.
He continued: "My perform-
ances in Jamaica were not a true
representation of my talent and I
definitely have a chip on my shoul-
der and something to prove. I have
already started mapping out my
training and my goals to get me
on the Red Force team."
The Fatima College student
revealed that his first goal is to
dominate club cricket with Merry
Boys and highlight himself as the
premier batsman in T&T.
"If the Red Force does not invite
me to training I am going to dom-
inate at the club level. I am going
to score so many runs and ensure
I am one of the five Cricketers of
the Year so they will have no choice
but to invite me to train with the
team so I have the opportunity to
become a contracted player," said
admitted that while he is disap-
pointed on missing out on West
Indies Under-19 selection, he has
learnt from the experience and it
will make him a more formidable
"After the tournament I was a
bit down knowing that I will not
be playing at the Under-19 World
Cup. However, I decided that I
could learn from this experience
or continue feeling down. I have
a much better understanding of
handling adversity and I know that
I can overcome difficult situations
once I focus on training and deliver
on the field of play," said Jangoo.
He added: "I am extremely
motivated to show my quality and
force my way into the Red Force
team. Right now I am working hard
and the selectors will not be able
to ignore me once they see my
performances on the field. I am
going to outwork any other player
and with the support of my family,
team-mates and coaches I am con-
fident that I can be a Red Force
player in time to come."
Jangoo sets sight
on Red Force spot
Last year s G Class runner-up Pum
Pum Conqueror will be out to take
back its title from Infusion IV when
the Carib Great Race takes off on
August 22. The 21 Bowen, powered
by a 250 HP Mercury, was on course
to successfully defend its crown a year
ago when it stalled around the La Fil-
"We were leading the pack when we
encountered an issue with overheating
that needed to be fixed," said throttle
man Morgan Hannock yesterday.
"It set us back about ten-15 minutes
and by then all the others boats had
passed us. After starting back we caught
up and passed everybody but the win-
Debuting in 2013, Pum Pum Con-
queror had been driven by Hannock s
father, Wayne, during its first two
attempts, though his departure to join
Bacchanal in the 95 mph class has left
space for newcomer Alexi Edghill to
come on board.
"We re still new to each other so it s
taking some getting accustomed to,"
"Alexi has a lot of years of boating
behind him but he s new to racing."
The boat is a member of the Trinity
Offshore Racing team which also
includes Bacchanal, Jumbie (120 mph)
and Energiza (80 mph).
"The team is aiming for four first
place finishes across the groups," said
Hannock. "But there will be some stiff
Apart from the defending champ
Infusion IV, the boat will also need to
fend off Matrix Reloaded, Outcast and
Rug Rat in the 60 mph G Class.
"We re just about ready for the race.
Getting prepared is one thing, but you
still have to wonder if everything will
work on the day, which can cause a lot
of nerves," he said. "We ll see how
For the second consecutive
year, the pair of John Henry
and Rodney Phillip emerged
victorious in the annual Oliv-
er Flax Memorial Golf Tour-
nament held on Saturday,
August 8, at the Millennium
Lakes Golf Course, Trincity.
Their winning score was 44
In second position was the
team of Wayne Ali and Ravi
Deonarine, while Chris
Richards and Neil Waterfield
secured third place.
A total of 49 teams partic-
ipated in the tournament
which was organised to raise
funds for Vitas House, the
Hospice run by the Trinidad
and Tobago Cancer Society for
terminally ill cancer patients.
Describing the event as
extremely successful, Organ-
ising Committee chairman,
Neil Giuseppi, presented Vitas
House with a cheque for
$100,000, which were the
proceeds from the tourna-
THANK YOU: Organising Committee chairman, Neil Giuseppi, presents a
cheque for $100,000 to Lilia Mootoo, general manager of Vitas House.
Oliver Flax Memorial Golf Tournament raises $100,000 for Vitas House
WORKING OUT: Amir Jangoo during a training session with the national
Under-19 cricket team at the National Cricket Centre in Couva.
PHOTO COURTESY T&TCB
Will Pum Pum conquer
this year's challengers
WINNERS: Tournament winners, John Henry and Rodney Phillip, collect the Oliver
Flax Trophy from Oliver Flax's widow, Diana Flax, for emerging victorious at the
Second annual Oliver Flax Memorial Golf tournament.
CARIB GREAT RACE PREVIEW
Pum Pum Conqueror
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