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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, November 26, 2015
Naparima College advanced to the final
of the Coca Cola National Inter Col yes-
terday when they defeated the "Green
Machine" of St Augustine 2-1 at the Man-
nie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
Gerard Dass scored in the 46th minute
and Shubal Celestine added another item
two minutes into time added on to confirm
a meeting with arch rivals St Anthony s
College on Monday at a venue to be
After the match "Naps" coach Angus Eve
said his team played a good game but they
didn t score as many goals as they should
have scored in the encounter.
"They created a number of chances but
did not convert them. But we are into the
final and that is most important. We will
be facing the only team that defeated us
during the Premier Division season this
year" Eve said.
St Augustine, as they did in the league
encounter against Naps earlier this month,
took the lead in the seventh minute from
a penalty spot. Midfielder Jesse Joseph was
brought down in the area while on his way
to goal causing the referee to point to the
penalty spot. And captain Joshua Marshall
stepped up and beat the Naps goalkeeper
from the spot kick.
Naparima, who have won the league and
South Zone Inter Col titles to date, got the
equalising goal in the 46th minute when
Gregory found room down the right flank
and squared it back for Dass to meet nicely
with a sliding kick past the St Augustine
goalkeeper for the lead.
And they got their second goal and the
winner from a neat build in and around the
Green Machine box. The ball was then cen-
tred for an unmarked Celestine to fire home.
Only recently Eve said he was heading
for a treble of titles after claiming the league,
south zone intercol and now heading for
the national intercol. Eve, a former national
midfielder called on the West Mooring team
to come out and play attacking football that
the crowd will be coming out to see. The
St Anthony s Tigers are the only team to
have beaten the southern giants for the sea-
But yesterday Eve said the Tigers played
a defensive style of football that he hopes
they will not do for the coming final on
KINGSTON---West Indies Cricket Board president,
Dave Cameron, has caved into pressure from CARI-
COM and will meet with Heads of Government in
Grenada on December 4, to discuss the recommen-
dations of the Cricket Governance Review report.
The WICB head came under fire recently from
chairman of the CARICOM s Cricket Governance
Committee, Grenada s Prime Minister Dr Keith
Mitchell, over his reluctance to schedule an "urgent
meeting" to discuss the report, which has as its main
proposal the "immediate dissolution" of the WICB.
Dave Cameron Speaking last week in Dominica at
the OECS Summit, Mitchell accused Cameron of an
"amazing level of disrespect" after the WICB president
refused to budge on a decision not to entertain a
meeting with CARICOM Heads before the scheduled
Directors Meeting in St Lucia on December 12.
However, Cameron on Monday apologized for any
offence he may have caused CARICOM but said he
needed time to speak to his shareholders.
"I would not, and have never disrespected any
leader of the region," the Jamaica Gleaner quoted
Cameron as saying while speaking at an event here
Monday. The letter that we (the WICB) published is
simply to outline a process that we felt is a reasonably
one. I needed time to talk to the shareholders, what
we would call the constituent members of the WICB,
before actually meeting with our leaders.
"If it caused any offence, I sincerely apologise ...
again. I am now scheduled to meet the ministers on
the fourth of December in Grenada."
Cameron was making reference to a letter sent
recently to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador
Irvin LaRocque, where he denied a request for an
"urgent meeting" but invited the regional Heads
along with members of the Cricket Governance
Review panel, to the Directors meeting.
Despite agreeing to the December 4 meeting, how-
ever, Cameron maintained that governments should
not influence the decisions of independent sporting
President of the T&T Cricket Board Azim
Bassarath has announced an injection of
$1.5 million for clubs, and the appointment
of zonal co-ordinators to improve the
development of cricket throughout the
Bassarath also made a stirring appeal to
cricket clubs to play a greater role in the
development of their respective commu-
He was speaking on Sunday at the 2015
prize-distribution function of the East Zone
of the TTCB, staged at the Tunapuna Hindu
School, situated at the Corner of Pasea Main
Road and the Churchill-Roosevelt High-
"This is what your Board is doing for you.
We recognise your valued input to our sport
and today I am proud to announce that the
TTCB is pumping $1.5 million into our seven
zones plus Tobago in the next year," said
All prize monies for zonal clubs have also
been increased, for the League, the Limited
Overs and T20 competitions.
"We have also been assigned, thanks to
input from the National Training Agency,
seven zonal co-ordinators to assist in the
proper administration and implementation
of zonal programmes.
"We will be seeking to improve the organ-
isational structure of our zones and to this
end, we have created a Zonal Development
Committee with responsibilities for club
development as well," said Bassarath.
"You will soon see the results of these
initiatives and we urge clubs to utilise these
resources to allow yourselves to become
even better organised than you are at pres-
"We will be working with you to have
your clubs recognized, registered agencies
with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs,
the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of
Community Development, Culture and Arts,
and other such state agencies that impact
on the work that you do," he said.
Bassarath said the TTCB is creating a
cadre of highly-skilled administrators in
each zone, who will cross-reference positives
and negatives and assist each zone in quality
delivery of their competitions, development
programmes and club-improvement strate-
"We will continue to urge you to partic-
ipate in the democratic process of Board
elections as outlined in our constitution.
Each club now has two votes in electing six
club reps to serve on your zone, with two
of these representatives going on to become
members of the TTCB," Bassarath said.
"It is this pathway that I travelled myself,
as anyone can move from club representa-
tive, to zonal rep, to Board member, to Exec-
utive Member and eventually, the president
of the TTCB," he said.
JOHANNESBURG---A knee injury has ruled West
Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard out of the remain-
der of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge and the Aus-
tralia Big Bash starting next month.
The 28-year-old picked up the injury while fielding
on Sunday in the contest in Paarl between his Cape
Cobras and Knights. He returned to play a match-
winning innings of a 12-ball unbeaten 23 but has
failed to recover significantly.
"We are severely disappointed about the loss of
a stalwart like Kieron," said Cape Cobras coach Paul
Adams. Kieron has given his all. The fact that he
went out to bat after he got injured, underlines his
dedication and commitment to the team. He has
been an inspiration to the whole squad."
Pollard s absence will be a huge blow to Cape
Cobras, especially after helping them to the Ram
Slam title last season, taking 14 wickets and scoring
243 runs. The performance earned him Player-of-
The Trinidadian was also expected to turn out for
Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash starting December
17 and South Australian Cricket Association high
performance general manager, Tim Nielsen, said the
player would be hard to replace at this stage.
"This is obviously terrible news and our first con-
cern is that Kieron can make a full recovery from
his injury," the Australian said.
"Kieron is a unique player because he has all-
round ability as a batsman, bowler and fielder, so it s
going to be difficult to replace him but we re inves-
tigating all options and will try to find the best fit
for the team." (CMC)
Naps edge Green Machine
for Inter Col final spot
Boys RC, right,
vies for the
Bassarath pledged $1.5m for cricket development
Cameron agrees to
December 4 meeting
Knee injury puts Pollard
out of Ram Slam, Big Bash
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