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Former manager of the T&T
cricket team Omar Khan says that
young batting sensation Nicolas
Pooran needs to be handled using
a systematic approach.
Pooran spanked an imperious
143 against Australia Under-19 in
the quarter-final of the Interna-
tional Cricket Council (ICC) U-19
World Cup in Dubai on Saturday
night. The West Indies were tot-
tering at 70 for eight when Pooran
hammered 143 and take them to
207. Unfortunately his efforts were
in vain as Australia went on to win
the match and move into the
The masterclass innings gained
Pooran great accolades with cricket
pundits going as far to say that he
should be fast-tracked into the
West Indies senior team. Khan who
managed Pooran when he came
into the national team said: "It is
premature to suggest he should be
on the West Indies senior team.
He first has to establish himself
on the T&T team in regional crick-
et and then make the grade. There
is no doubt that he is destined for
international cricket but we need
to deal with his development in a
systematic and proper way.
"In addition to doing his own
personal training, he needs to be
taken under the wings of good
coaches organised by the West
Indies Cricket Board (WICB), prob-
ably sent to the High Performance
Centre (HPC) and then monitored.
The important thing here is
Pooran's development being mon-
itored. Once he works with the
coaches his progress has to be
tracked in order to keep him on
the right development path.
"Monitoring of our players has
been a problem in West Indies
cricket for too long and it has to
change. Structures need to be put
in place to have the guys monitored
and working and doing the right
things when their coaching ses-
sions at the HPC for example are
"Pooran is a very good cricketer,
he has a good head on his shoul-
ders and will make it big with the
right type of guidance. He has very
good parents and this is a good
thing for him. They are always very
supportive of him and they are a
close knit family which helps.
However, the T&T Cricket Board
(TTCB) must show that interest
in this special talent and chart a
proper future for him."
National forward Blair Wynne
scored a goal on either side of the
half as defending champions,
Notre Dame whipped Ventures 4-
1 for their second win in as many
matches in the T&T Hockey Board
Women's Championship Division
at the National Hockey Centre,
Tacarigua on Sunday night.
But it was not as easy as the
scoreline may suggest as Ventures
held firm until a minute before the
half-time interval when the former
European-based Wynne got the
On the resumption the Dames
upped the temp and within the
space of a three-minute span, fired
in three more goals via Teresa Gar-
cia (51st), Tamia Roach (53rd) and
Wynne again, a minute later before
Kristin Abreu got a 68th minute
consolation for Ventures.
However, there was a majo upset
in the Men's Championship Divi-
sion as last year's runner-up
Paragon suffered a second straight
loss, 2-3 to Courts Malvern.
For Malvern, former national
standout and women's team coach,
Anthony Marcano fired his team
ahead after only four minutes on
the clock, only for Cogie Butler to
level the score in the 25th.
T&T international Akim Tous-
saint put Paragon ahead in the 51st
minute as his team looked set to
make amends for last weekend's
shock 2-1 loss against Fatima.
determined balanced Malvern line-
up of youth and experienced quick-
ly got back on even terms thanks
to a 59th minute Marcano goal,
before his nephew and national
youth player, Tariq Marcano fired
in the decisive item four minutes
Wynne brace lifts
Dames past Ventures
Nicholas Pooran...blasted imperious 143 against Australia.
Khan says T&TCB must
show interest in Pooran
Mixed Veterans: Notre Dame 2 ( Scott Dopson 28th, Selwyn King 60th) vs Carib 1
(Samuel Carthy 15th)
Under-19 Boys: Notre Dame 6 (Joshua Olton 24th, 27th, 30th, Rivaldo Waldan 46th,
69th, Miguel King 54th) vs Carib 1 (Dane Francis 65th).
Under-19 Girls: Courts Malvern 14 (Adrianna Cabralis 10th, 36th, 44th, 67th, 68th,
Khurdine Gonzales 23rd, 32nd, 41st, 49th, Danielle Martin 6th, 37th, Danielle Cabralis
43rd, Mikhaela Lezama 62nd, Angel Gonzales 25th) vs Raiders 0.
Trinity Women: SC Magnolias 10 (Stacey Siu Butt 4th, 17th, 24th, 30th, 34th,
Kaithlyn Olton 14th, 16th, Shannia De Freitas 2nd, Samantha Olton 22nd, Daniella
Granado 28th) vs Notre Dame 0---Matched stopped at half-time as Notre Dame
only had eight players.
Ventures 1 (Kristin Abreu 11th) vs Harvard Checkers 0.
Under-19 Boys: QPCC 8 (Jarryon Paul 1st, 13th, 16th, Craig Cockburn 44th, 57th,
Justin Dos Santos 5th, Keegan Dos Santos 50th, Jordan Reynos 66th) vs Fatima 4
(J. Vieira 23rd, 43rd, 68th, C. Anthony 4th).
Trinity Men: Malvern 7 (Jonathan Warren 3rd, 40th, 53rd, A. Alexander 13th, 64th, J.
Romeo 68th, 70th) vs Petrotrin 1 (O Callender 61st)
Trinity Women: Paragon 3 vs Courts Malvern 0---Malvern unable to field a team.
Championship Women: Notre Dame 4 (Blair Wynne 34th, 54th, Teresa Garcia 51st,
Tamia Roach 53rd) vs Ventures 1 (Kristin Abreu 68th).
Championship Men: Malvern 3 (Anthony Marcano 4th, 59th, Tariq Marcano 63rd)
vs Paragon 2 (Cogie Butler 25th, Akim Toussaint 51st).
KINGSTON---Veteran Guyanese batsmen
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh
Sarwan headline a strong Guyana team that
arrived in Jamaica yesterday for the first
round Regional four-day clash against host
Jamaica at Sabina Park starting on Friday.
The duo is joined by West Indies players
Narsingh Deonarine ,Assad Fudadin, Cristo-
pher Barnwell, Versammy Permaul, Deven-
dra Bishoo and Sewnarine Chattergoon in
what is being described as one of the
strongest Guyana sides in many year's.
The rest of the squad reads Anthony
Bramble, Amir Khan, Ronsford Beaton,
Keon Joseph and Vishal Singh.
The team is coached by former player
Esuan Crandon and managed by Alvin John-
Chanderpaul, who will be leading the
team in this year's Regional Four Day cham-
pionship, says his team will be looking to
get off to a good start against Jamaica.
"We know that playing Jamaica at Sabina
Park will be a tough assignment, but we
have one of the strongest squads in the
tournament on paper and we are hoping
to transfer that unto the field come Fri-
The Guyanese will be without last year's
leading run scorer in Leon Johnson who
scored 430 runs in six matches. They
however have the reliable left hander
Assad Fudadin who scored 289 runs last
year in 12 innings.
Their bowling department will be led by
left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul who
picked up thirty wickets last season.
He will be ably supported by fellow leg
spinner Devendra Bishoo who snared twenty
wickets last season in six matches.
The last time Guyana met Jamaica in a
four day encounter was in April last year,
where the visiting Jamaica team won the
match by 214 runs at the Providence Sta-
dium in Guyana.
Chanders headlines strong team against Jamaica
Alvin Johnson (Manager)
Esuan Crandon (Coach)
will be leading Guyana in
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