Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 19th 2013 Contents The East and Central zones were prevented
from winning three matches on the trot yes-
terday as rain stole the show in the BGTT
Under-13 InterZone cricket competition.
Less than 50 overs were bowled on the day
in the four matches combined. At the Caroni
Savannah, Central captain Crystian Thurton
got some batting practice, scoring 29 before
the rains came. The match was called off with
Central on 77/5 after 17 overs. Aaron Nanan
was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing 3/7.
Central defeated South-West by ten wickets
last week Tuesday and got past South-East
by 34 runs on Monday.
Over at Honeymoon Park, El Dorado, East
were looking good to make it three wins in
a row when rain ended play. Around 1 pm,
the heavens opened up with Tobago on 86/8
in the 25th over. East has been dominating
the competition, crushing North-East by 206
runs and rolling over North by nine wickets.
East batsman Kirston Kallicharan has shown
his ability in the tournament, scoring 200
runs in two innings.
AT CARONI SAVANNAH: Central 77/5 (17
overs) (Crystian Thurton 29, Aaron Nanan
3/7, Tyreke Mohammed 1/18) vs South---
AT HONEYMOON PARK: Tobago 86/8 (25th
over) vs East---Washed out
AT RIVERSDALE GROUND: North 27/0 (5
overs) vs North-East---Washed out
AT TABLELAND: South-East vs South-
The shortlists for the two T&T teams
which will host and contest both the Nacra
Under-19 15s Championship Cup and Trophy
competition, from July 6-13 have been
Stag Trinidad Northern player Ross Navarro
remains as the first team captain.
The main event, which will be divided by
two groups (pools), A and B, is the cup com-
petition. It consists of the Cayman Islands,
Bermuda and Jamaica, in pool A, and T&T,
Mexico and Barbados, in pool B. All Cup
matches are expected to be staged at Fatima
T&T opens its account against Mexico in pool
B action on the opening day, July 7.
On the same day, pool A action will kick
off with a meeting between Jamaica and
The T&T Football Association (TTFA) has
agreed to terms with former Real Madrid
coach, Leo Beenhakker and former Canada
men s national coach and technical director,
Stephen Hart, to join its ranks in time for
the Concacaf Gold Cup.
Beenhakker will serve as the TTFA s director
of football, and Hart, the head coach of the
T&T men s senior team.
As director, Beenhakker will help shape the
brand of TTFA national team programs, as
well as mentor and advise T&T national team
coaches, and provide a long-term structure
in the way TTFA national teams operate.
Beenhakker will arrive in T&T to observe
the Gold Cup pool and eventual squad at the
training camp and accompany the team to the
US as part of the T&T delegation.
Meanwhile, Hart, who has been highly rec-
ommended by Beenhakker to fill the role as
head coach, is a San Fernando, Trinidad native
who began his playing career in T&T and built
his post-playing career in Canada through
the Canadian Soccer Association within the
coaching and development ranks.
Hart earned praise for taking an unheralded
Canada team to the semifinal round in the
2011 Gold Cup and in 45 matches as Canada s
coach, he compiled a record of 20 wins, 10
draws, and 15 losses. Included in his record
are wins against T&T s upcoming Gold Cup
first round opponents, El Salvador, Haiti, and
Hart will be contracted for two years and
the TTFA is still engaged with Beenhakker in
finalising the length of his service, which will
be longer than the two months period reported
in earlier accounts by various outlets.
Hart has expressed a desire to retain former
head coach Hutson Charles, as well as a num-
ber of other current staff members and will
meet with now former technical staff upon
his arrival in T&T.
Hart also spoke of his appointment: "I would
like to make the transition as smooth as pos-
sible especially this close to the Gold Cup.
I ve had the opportunity to speak with Hutson
and we are of the same accord in our approach
to how the upcoming training camp will be
Current plans are for Hart to arrive in T&T
before the June 23 training camp report date
while Beenhakker will arrive in Trinidad a
week later and travel with the team to the
Beenhakker was also reached for comment
by TTFA media.
"The approach taken by the TTFA estab-
lishes a long-term and substantive strategy
that will positively impact the structure of the
national programs while at the same time
establishes an excellent head coach in Mr Hart
for some time to come," said the new director
Former national striker Ron LaForest, right, has the attention of Ian Burgess, left, and T&T
Football Association (TTFA) president Raymond Tim Kee at Saturday's annual WeBeat
Steelband Street Parade held along the Western Main Road, St James. PHOTO: SEAN NERO
The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) is not
happy that the local franchise team for the
upcoming Caribbean Premier League is
named after the country.
In a press release yesterday the board stated
that the name T&T Red Steel should not be
used because the team is not a national team
and hence the words "Trinidad and Tobago"
or Trinidad should not be included in the
naming or the branding.
According to the release: "The TTCB sup-
ports the statement made by national player,
Samuel Badree with respect to the naming of
the CPL franchise team, based at the Queen s
Park Oval, Port-of-Spain. While the team will
be captained by National player Dwayne Bravo,
it is not a national team and should not be
named, such that the words Trinidad & Toba-
go or the word Trinidad be included in the
naming or branding of the franchise."
"The TTCB takes the opportunity to wish
the home-based franchise, as well as all other
franchises, the best in the inaugural version
of the Caribbean Premier League and to inform
the general public that our role in this event
"Our Board is not involved in any way, in
the selection of players or team officials, or
in the organisation and management of the
franchise or of the matches to be played at
the Queen s Park Oval. The CPL is a private
tournament sanctioned by the WICB, and run
by a private organisation.
"The TTCB continues to work with ded-
ication and diligence in the administration of
domestic cricket and in the preparation of our
national teams, which includes representation
at the regional under-15, under-17 and under-
19 tournaments as well as the Champions
League in India in September 2013.
"We confirm that the TTCB is also as inte-
gral partner in the upcoming Tri-Nations
Series from 5th to 11th July 2013 at the Queen s
Park Oval, Port-of-Spain, and urge all cricket
fans to attend these matches and rally around
the West Indies."
Cricket Board objects
to T&T Red Steel
Squads named for Nacra U-19
Rain affects youth series
Hart new local head coach
...Beenhakker to serve as director
Valiants wicketkeeper/batsman Devon
Nelson is among 29 players who have been
called up by the national selectors to prepare
for the upcoming Champions League T20
cricket series in India.
Nelson caught the eyes of the national
selectors with his batting performances during
the domestic T20 tournament at Guaracara
Park recently. He was tidy behind the stumps
and had a few good knocks to go with it.
Apart from him, the others are the usual
men who are called to prepare. T&T will be
taking part in the annual Champions League
in India from September 16.
This is their final appearance at the tour-
nament because from next season the winners
of the Caribbean Premier League will be the
ones going to the Champions League.
The players called are to attend a training
session at the Sir Frank Worrell Development
Centre on Saturday morning from 9 am.
Players called to train
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Justin Guillen,
Nicholas Sookdeosingh, Kjorn Ottley, Jason
Mohammed, Rayad Emrit, Derone Davis,
Navin Stewart, Shannon Gabriel, Ravi
Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Sherwin Ganga, Imran
Khan, Khesan Yannick Cariah, Teshawn Castro,
Samuel Badree, Khary Pierre, Marlon Richards,
William Perkins, Devon Nelson, Adrian Ali,
Adrian Barath, Denesh Ramdin, Nicholas
Pooran, Darren Bravo, Amit Jaggernauth and
Nelson called up to national trials
Bermuda v Jamaica (Pool A)
T&T v Mexico (Pool B)
Turk Caicos Islands (TCI) v Bahamas
Guyana v St Lucia
Cayman Islands v Jamaica
Barbados v Mexico
TCI v Guyana
Bahamas v Mexico
Cayman Islands v Bermuda
T&T v Barbados
TCI v St Lucia
Bahamas v Guyana
July 13 Finals
T&T A Team
Ross Navarro (captain), Sankara Daly, Daniel Ryan, Beres Celestine,
Brandon Greenidge, Quincy Mornix, Jody Clairmont, Moses Paul,
Adul Jackman, Daniel Dragon, Deion Smith, Shakeel Dyte, Joshua
Seechan, Jimmel Doyle, Christian Chin, Andrew Phillips, Shaquille
Lucas, Jonathan Blackburn, Reinaldo Bermudez, Anderson Joseph,
Joerelle Beard, Wasiym Stewart, Sebastian Navarro, William
Coach: Peter Bacchus
Asst Coach: Brendan O'Farrell
Manager: Gregory Rousseau
Physio: Derek Ashby
T&T B Team
Jason Bain, Kareem James, Darnell Roper, Adam Camacho, Caleb
Hector, Andreas Yorke, Sherron Edwards, Samuel John, Micheal
Garcia, Jamie Ablack, Wasim Ollivierre, Tevin Shortt, Oniel Fortune,
Afernee Cornwall, Jordan Rodriguez, Leon Pantor, Dominic
Birmingham, Joseph Nivet, Marcos Mandoo, Akash Bejai, Akeem
Chem, Elon Thomas, Jelani George, Myles Alleyne, Justin Chalerie,
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