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$TURN AROUND T&T, YOU ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION...murder, violence, lawlessness, cor-
ruption, greed, no fear of God, no respect for authority, breakdown of family life and to multiply our sins, $190
million of tax payers money will be spent to promote drunkenness, nakedness, immorality, sin and evil. Is this
how we thank God for his goodness and blessing?
Dear Prime Minister and Leaders of T&T, do you think God is pleased with how this money is being spent?
Should not this money be used to improve the lives of the people of the country? The heart of God is broken
and grieved for T&T because you are taking His precious blessing and using it to glorify alcohol, sex, naked-
ness and profanity. We have become like Sodom and Gomorrah which God destroyed for their wickedness. Are
we so blind and deceived to think that Carnival will improve the country?
I call upon the Government and people of the nation to REPENT and turn to JESUS CHRIST before it's too late.
Do not be deceived, the wages of sin is death and there are devastating consequences for any individual or
nation that walks in disobedience and rebellion against God. I assure you that God is not a Trini, but He is Holy,
Just and Righteous in all his ways. He will show abundant mercy to those who live for Him, but the ungodly,
wicked and corrupt will not escape His judgement and the fires of hell.
2 Chronicles 7: 14 (God says,) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray
and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will
heal their land.
Our country is in great need of God's forgiveness and healing. God is ready to forgive us, He is ready to heal
our home, our family, our marriage, our children and our land, but we must put away our stubborn pride, hum-
ble ourselves and turn to the Lord in prayer and sincerity. Every individual, every father, every family, every
leader, every community, must turn to the LORD JESUS who is the only Saviour of the world. He is the Supreme
Judge and Master of all.
T&T, WILL YOU CONTINUE IN SIN OR WILL YOU TURN TO GOD?
PLEASE PRAY THIS PRAYER OF REPENTANCE:
Dear Lord Jesus, I humble myself before you today. I believe you are the SON OF GOD and you love me and
died on the cross for my sins. I give you my heart and I surrender my life to you. Please forgive me of all my
sins, come into my life and save my soul. Lord Jesus, I receive you as my Lord and Personal Saviour. Thank
you for your mercy and grace. Amen. (If you prayed this prayer, please send me a text)
Rev. Peter Narinesingh.
You and your family are cordially invited to worship the Lord with us at
FAITH CENTRE 3-5 Prince of Wales Street, San Fernando.
Phone : 657 -- 0649 (9:00am -- 4.00pm weekdays)
Text message: 747-8584 (Rev. Peter Narinesingh)
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
• Sun 8.00am - Family Worship and Sunday School.
• Sun 8.00am -- 10.00am LIVE RADIO SERVICE ON W.A.C.K 90.1 FM and wack901fm.com
• Sun 6.00pm -- Prayer Meeting.
• Thur 10.00am - Healing and Deliverance Ministry.
• Fri 6.00pm - Youth Ministry.
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU!! 0217050
On May 19, England s Charlotte Edwards
will lead the MCC Women s XI against an ICC
Rest of the World team in the women s Lord s
Bi-centennial (200 years) 50-over match. This
is the first time that the women s game will be
part of such historic celebrations.
Although women have been playing cricket
for over 200 years, little has been written about
the history and development of their game. What
has been written, pales in comparison to the
attention the men s game receives. For instance,
in the Caribbean the men s game is constantly
subjected to critical analysis, commentary and
greater coverage. The discussion on women s
cricket generally stops at the reporting of scores
even when there are exceptional performances.
The first recorded women s cricket match took
place in Surrey, England in 1745 between the
villages of Bramley and Hambledon. Some of
the early matches involved single women against
married women. Huge crowds, betting, prizes
ranging from monies to barrels of ale to lace
gloves added to the overall festive environment.
The first women s cricket club, White Heather,
was formed in 1890 in Yorkshire. The Women s
Cricket Association (WCA) was formed in 1926.
Although the WCA used the Marylebone Cricket
Club (MCC) laws to organize its matches, it was only
from 1932 that women could have used county
grounds for their matches.
The first recorded game in Australia took place in
1874 in Bendigo. Initial matches were part of charity
events which attracted the general public. Victoria
and New South Wales were the major states that
In 1931, the Australian Women s Cricket Council
(AWCC) was established to develop the game at the
national level. In 1958, the International Women s
Cricket Council (IWCC) was established to oversee
In 1934, England toured Australia and played the
very first test match at Brisbane and won by nine
wickets. Although ten countries have played test
cricket since 1934, the majority of test matches have
involved Australia, England and New Zealand. In
1976 the first women test match was played at the
mecca of cricket, Lords, where England defeated
Australia. The most popular test series is the Ashes
between Australia and England. To commemorate
50 years of test cricket, Australia hosted England in
1984; the first test was played in Bendigo where Aus-
tralia recorded its first women s match.
The first Women s Cricket World Cup was initiated
by Sir Jack Hayward and played in 1973 in England,
two years before the first men s World Cup in 1975.
Sir Jack Hayward covered 40, 000 pounds of the
costs of the 60 overs competition.
Seven teams participated: England, Australia, New
Zealand, Young England, Jamaica, an International
XI and Trinidad and Tobago. Since 1973, ten World
Cups have been played since. Australia has won six
titles and England three. Australia defeated the West
Indies in the 2013 final in India.
In 2005, the ICC merged with the International
Women s Cricket Council and took full responsibility
for cricket. Since the inaugural ICC T20 Women s
World Cup in 2009, Australia have been the most
successful team winning two finals, including the
2012 final against England by four runs in Colombo,
Australia s Belinda Clark became the first player
to score a double century in an ODI match when she
scored an unbeaten 229 versus Denmark at the 1997
World Cup in Australia. Pakistan Sajjida Shah at the
age of 12 became the youngest international cricketer
when she debuted against Ireland in 2000. Shah has
the record for the best ODI bowling figures of 7 wick-
ets for four runs against Japan at the 2003 IWCC
Trophy in the Netherlands. The first ever international
T20 match was played between the New Zealand
and England in 2004.
In 2009, England s Claire Taylor became the first
female cricketer to be named as one of Wisden s five
cricketers of the year since the inception of the award
in 1889. In 2009 the ICC in conjunction with the
Federation of International Cricketers Association
(FICA) launched its Hall of Fame. In 2010, England s
1973 winning World Captain Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
became the first female cricketer to be inducted.
Since then, three other players have been inducted:
Australia s Belinda Clark 2011, England s Enid Blakewell
2012 and in 2013 New Zealand s Debbie Hockley
As the March 2014 ICC T20 draws closer some
of the players to keep an eye on are: India s Mithali
Raj, West Indies Stephanie Taylor, Anisa Mohammed
and Deandra Dottin, England s Sarah Taylor, Charlotte
Edwards and Katherine Brunt, New Zealand Suzie
Bates, Australia s Ellyes Perry, and Erin Osborne.
It is evident that after 269 years since the first
recorded women s cricket match, women s cricket
has come a long way from being played for charity
and recreational reasons.
However, the success thus far must not blind the
reality that the women s game still lags in many
aspects and much more work has to be done on and
off the field.
Women's cricket has come a long way
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