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January 18 - 2017
Tobago's Crusoe Campaign in UWI T20 ends at Semifinal Stage
Tardy bowling and fielding cost
Tobago's Club Crusoe a spot in
the final of the UWI-UNICOM
National T-20 tournament last
Friday at the Sir Frank Worrell
cricket ground, St Augustine.
Batting first for the fourth con-
secutive game, Crusoe's batsmen
were in terrific form against Dem-
Former National player Navin
Stewart smashed 47 from 22 balls
as Crusoe posted a competitive
187 for 8 in their 20 overs. Stew-
art innings included six sixes and
one four. Also contributing to the
huge total was Leron Lezama (39)
and Christopher Vincent (34).
However, a multitude of dropped
catches and erratic bowling cou-
pled with Zyard Clarke not being
allowed to bowl due to a suspect
action led to an easy chase for the
Guyanese club. An unbeaten 88
from Gajanand Singh saw Dem-
erara over the line with an over
to spare and only three wickets
down. Off-spinner Ancil Nedd was
the pick of the bowlers for Crusoe
with one for from his four overs.
Volleyball elects lawyer
first woman president
Members of the volleyball fraternity elect-
ed its first woman president in attorney-
at-law Nicole Selvon when the T&T Vol-
leyball Federation (TTVF) held its annual
general meeting (AGM) at the Central
Regional Indoor Sports Complex, Chagua-
nas, on Saturday night.
Selvon was elected unopposed after incum-
bent president Daymain Stewart decided not
to contest after a turbulent four years in
The newly-elected executive board will
manage the affairs of the sport until 2020
according to a mandate from 21 of the 28
clubs registered with the organisation and
voted at the AGM.
Selvon said she was elated and happy to
serve, "Of course, I am elated not only to
be the president of TTVF but to be the first
female president. It certainly is an honour.
This means that there is the added burden,
in a positive way of course, of additional
responsibility to do well for all women in
sport administration. The progress or success
of any sport is always dependent on the
human resource capacity of those saddled
with the responsibility of administrating that
sport and the sportsmen and women that
make up its membership."
She added, "My focus will be on bringing
a professional and transparent approach to
the administration of volleyball in Trinidad
and Tobago, taking into account the input
of all stakeholders, remembering always that
my first priority and concern would be the
interest of those who play the game"
An attorney-at-law with ten years expe-
rience both in the private and public sector
she noted, "I have worked with the Minis-
try of Sport and Youth Affairs and also col-
laborated with SporTT on various initiatives.
I have been involved and around the sport
of volleyball for some years now. I believe
that I have very good administrative skills,
but more than that I have a vision for vol-
leyball that will put the sport on the correct
footing. I have on my executive persons who
have been involved in volleyball at the high-
est levels and all areas including adminis-
tration, management, coaching and market-
Selvon pointed out that the membership
can look forward to a fresh approach to
volleyball from a new perspective. Transpar-
ency, frequent consultation with the mem-
bership and all stakeholders on matters
affecting volleyball, honesty in financial
affairs, and a genuine interest in the advance-
ment of volleyball in T&T.
Selvon, who hails from Maracas, St Joseph
said, "Very soon our executive would layout
our immediate, short term and long term
goals for volleyball. I expect that the success
of my presidency and the success of my
executive would be judged by the extent to
which we execute and implement those set
goals, being mindful of what we have inher-
ited and the financial resources we are able
to secure from both the public and private
Deon Hutchinson, who was very vocal for
change to come about in the sport and who
was elected as second vice president said
that, "Most people would not understand
how Team Revolution changed our slate. For
now the answer is: God is in control not us
and, while his objective was to become pres-
ident, Nicole has his full support and we
intend to take volleyball to greater heights
as a team."
Since 2016 both Vaughn Martin of Tech-
nocrats, a former national player and
Hutchinson, the headcoach of Westside Stars
club began a campaign advocating for change
in the sport's management. Hutchinson said
to the fraternity following Saturday's AGM,
"Your persistence and insistence for fairness
and equality, have caused a paradigm shift
in volleyball in Trinidad and Tobago. Let
there now be healing, unity and purpose.
With such a united front like never before.
Volleyball 2017 is off to a great start."
The election which was conducted under
the constitution of the FIVB, the world gov-
erning body constitution, was supervised by
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, the president of
NORCECA, former T&T president Mushtaque
Mohammed and the NORCECA co-ordina-
tor Arateide Caceres Hernandez.
The executive board will also include Sal-
eem Ali and Nolan Daniel, who will be the
The new Executive of the T&T Volleyball Federation, from left, are Shushana Marshall, Eva
Nunez, Lorraine David, Nicole Selvon (President), Leroy Serapio, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz
(NORCECA President), Vaughn Martin, Crystal Williams-Joefield, Deon Hutchinson, Hans
Manwaring, Mushtaque Mohammed (Former President) and Cherese De Silva.
Tobago Cricket Association announces start date for 2017 Season
The Tobago Cricket Association
(TCA) will bowl off its 2017
domestic season on January 28th
with the Two-Day League.
Seven teams will contest this
year's league with the winner
walking away with $25,000.
Defending champions Club
Crusoe will be joined by C&B
United, Scarborough/Mason Hall,
Airports Authority, Roxborough
Lakers, Charlotteville and new-
comers, Police. The teams will
play in a round-robin format with
the team attaining the most points
at the end of the round-robin
being declared the winner.
President of the TCA, Kerwin
John said things have been put
in place to ensure the smooth
running of the league. "The teams
are registered, umpires are on
board, and we (TCA) were given
the assurance from the Sports
Department that all grounds will
be ready for the start of the
league," said John.
According to John all teams are
excited and ready to be engaged
in battle. John is encouraging the
participating teams to play com-
petitive cricket as the TCA has a
lot in store for players who demon-
strate the ability to play at the
highest level. "Once again at the
end of the season, a Tobago All-
star team will be selected to play
several matches against a select
Trinidad Eleven," added John.
Last season, coming out of
those matches Kelon Lynch and
Shaquille Duncan were invited to
participate int he national trials
with Lynch being retained for the
National Youth Acedemy.
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