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The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago is in the process of building its organizational capabili-
ties to ensure an accountable court system where timeliness and efficiency are key hall-
marks. In this regard, the Judiciary is now seeking to recruit suitably qualified and experi-
enced individuals to fill the following contract positions:
Building Maintenance Supervisor
Court Systems and Compliance Auditor
Judicial Research Officer
Pension and Leave Officer
HOW TO APPLY
Interested persons should submit their application letters inclusive of resumes and
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Terms and conditions of employment will be determined by the Chief Personnel Officer
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS August 16, 2013
The colour has been dazzling, excitement electric
and enjoyment all encompassing!
This weekend brings more in Limacol Caribbean
Premier League 2013, but it is also time for even
more serious cricket, with teams manipulating efforts
to finish in top-four positions.
After initial euphoria, all teams must now be suf-
ficiently settled to be thinking of having their name(s)
on that trophy for winning this initial competition.
There is nothing like being the first---No 1!
Barbados Tridents, surprisingly good so far, play
Guyana s Amazon Warriors at Queen Park Oval today,
an extremely crucial game for Tridents to defend its
deserved 100 per cent record.
Amazon Warriors, 2nd at the time of writing, will
want to burst Tridents bubble, even as they hoped
to have beaten the surprisingly lowly placed T&T
Red Steel last Friday.
In passing, Azim Bassarath, President of T&T
Cricket Board, recently, correctly, warned his admin-
istrators, officials and country that while T&T has
done excellently in recent cricket tournaments region-
ally and world-wide, they should not be sitting on
their laurels and congratulating themselves.
Reiterating that even harder work lies ahead, Bas-
sarath has overseen the continued emergence of
young cricketers who could go all the way to rep-
resenting senior West Indies.
At the time, he was congratulating T&T s teams,
in what he called a "special time," for winning both
2013 under-15 and under-17 tournaments, continuing
T&T s winning tradition.
This bodes really well for T&T s cricket, especially
for the production line that could produce next gen-
eration West Indians players, to follow Kieron Pollard,
Darren Bravo or Denesh Ramdin.
One of Bassarath s lieutenants, Suruj Ragoonath,
had an ill-fated entrance at representing West Indies
eons ago as an opening batsman, but he is now prov-
ing to be a formidable administrator for his country,
brilliant as chief executive officer---a friendly, com-
municative and very helpful cricket professional.
So, in T-20 cricket, T&T has achieved much, "Red
Force" representing the Caribbean well at Champions
League tournaments whenever they were West Indies
T&T even had eight players in West Indies team
which won ICC World T-20 competition last year.
But, what has gone wrong with its LCPL team,
Red Steel now in the cellar?
Even captain Dwayne Bravo does not know.
Recently, almost countermanding Bassarath s salu-
tations, Bravo lamented the fact that his Red Steel
was disappointing its supporters.
More importantly, they must be disap-
Ross Taylor, former New Zealand captain,
still arguably its best batsman, has not hit
his straps at all, scoring 02, 11, 31 in three
games at time of writing.
Bravo himself has been similarly poor;
08, 05, 29.
Confirming Bassarath s suggestion on
T&T s youth, Red Steel s only fifty to date
had come from 17-year-old wicketkeeper,
Nicholas Pooran. He is taking any oppor-
tunity given to showcase his wares.
Contrast those stats to Barbados Trident,
runaway leaders at what can be termed
In four games to date, Tridents have gored
and outscored the opposition; 169-5, 146-
8, 53-6, while winning that extremely low
scoring game when Red Steel made only
52, and, in its most recent game, against St
Lucia s Zouks, making the highest total of
the tournament so far, 175-6.
Trident s batting has been led by recently
much maligned captain, Pollard, who is
back on his patch in T-20 s, and has scored
one of two fifties for his team, 61, along
with Pakistan s Shoaib Malik, whose 78
against Zouks, game No 1, is the highest
score so far.
Trident s batting, generally, has been con-
Batting does normally win T-20 s, but
Shakib al Hassan, Bangladesh s former cap-
tain and its best all-rounder, has been mes-
meric with his tantalising slow left arm pro-
Few who witnessed it would ever forget
Shakib s contribution, and elation, his
crowning moment as captain---2nd Test---
when Bangladesh beat a depleted West
Indies, 2-0, in 2009.
He reminds some of late T&T and West
Indies spinner Inshan Ali, who was quicker
through the air, but like Shakib, bamboozled
batsmen with extremely slow "china-men."
Many a batsman perished to Inshan as
have to Shakib.
To this day, you could still hear ghosts
shouting from long-gone northern concrete
stands at QPO; "You are drowning in honey.
There is always room in the air!"
Red Steel felt the magic of Shakib s fingers
with his phenomenal spell of 4-1-6-6!
Guyana too has been a surprising reve-
Coach Roger Harper is a seriously tough
task-master, but his team seems to be react-
ing well to his directives, winning their first
two games before falling to Zouks.
Yes, this weekend s games have much to
play for. Which teams come out ahead will
be interesting. Enjoy!
CPL brings contrasting fortunes
COLIN E H CROFT
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