Tuesday 26th July, 2005

 

Gordon encourages young cricketers to dream

 
 
 
 
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Ken Gordon, left, presents Brian Lara with an award at the function.

Photo: Sookdeo Baney

BY VINODE MAMCHAN

President elect of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Ken Gordon told young cricketers on Sunday to have big dreams and do all the work to get to their goals, which are well within their reach.

Occasion was the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) annual prize giving ceremony at the Centre Pointe Mall in Chaguanas. Gordon told the gathering: “Don’t be afraid to dream, the trick is however, developing the plan that will make it succeed.”

He gave them his own personal experiences as a youth wanting to succeed. “I started with dreams of a career in broadcasting at a time when that field was closed to locals. Then I dreamt about developing locally owned media to replace the foreign owners who dominated the media scene. Then creating linkages with regional media, working together with others who shared these aspirations—we made things happen.

“More recently, our dreams about nationhood have led to the launching of the Principles of Fairness and even as we work to make this a reality. My dream is that we will do what is necessary to develop a West Indies team that will win the World Cup in 2007. So my young friends dream on and make your dream come through.”

Gordon also expanded on the work of the Principles of Fairness committee and revealed that over 200 organisations has signed on to their beliefs and more people are coming on board, to rescue Trinidad and help repair the damage done by politicians—who according to Gordon are dividing the country along racial lines.

Meanwhile, national captain Daren Ganga was named Senior Cricketer of the Year, while Adrian Bharath copped the national youth cricketer of the year award.

TTCB 2005 HONOUR ROLL

National Senior Cricketers of the Year-Plaques & $750 each:

Lendl Simmons, Richard Kelly, Denesh Ramdin, Daren Ganga, Dwayne Bravo.

National Senior Cricketer of the Year-

Daren Ganga (Nyron Asgarali Challenge Trophy plus plaque).

National Youth Cricketers-

Plaques & $500 each:

Jason Mohammed, Magnum Nanan, Rishi Bachan, Adrian Bharath, Samuel Felix.

Youth Cricketer of the Year-

Adrian Bharath (Peter Roberts Challenge trophy plus plaque).

Special Awards:

Service to Umpiring -

Zainool Maccum (T&TCB plaque).

Primary Schools Cricketer of the Year- Stephen Katwaroo (T&TCB plaque).

Secondary Schools Cricketer of the Year-

Adrian Bharath (T&TCB plaque).

Administrator of the Year-

Fazida Mohammed (Lance Murray trophy plus plaque).

Club of the Year - Alescon Comets - Dr Allen Sammy Challenge trophy plus trophy.

Division One:

Winner - Alescon Comets Sports Club - $45,000 plus Sir Errol Dos Santos Challenge Trophy and Replica.

Runner-up - W. Connection Wanderers - $20,000

3rd Place - Ceramic Merry Boys Sports - $7000

4th Place - Queen’s Park - $4000

Division Two:

Winner - Joe Public Munroe Road -$12,000 plus Sir Lindsay Grant Challenge Trophy and Replica.

Runner-up - Las Lomas Sports - $7,500

3rd Place - British/American Aranguez - $3,500

4th Place - Felicity Invaders Sports - $2,500.

 

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