WEST INDIES cricket captain Brian Lara was voted International
Player of the Year on Saturday at the 50th annual presentation
awards function of the T&T Cricket Board, held at the
Eric Williams Sciences Complex at Mt Hope.
Lara got the nod after leading the regional team to victory
in the One-Day Limited Overs Series against Zimbabwe and India
in the Caribbean.
T&T skipper Daren Ganga who guided the country to a notable
regional double success in 2005/2006 was named National
Senior Cricketer of the Year by the executive of the
And former T&T and West Indies wicketkeeper David Williams,
who is the coach of the national senior team captured the
T&TCB Presidents Award which was at stake for the
Williams received the award from his excellency Prof George
Promising off-spinner Sunil Narine, who will lead this countrys
challenge in the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 tournament,
which bowls off tomorrow in Guyana was named National
Youth Cricketer of the Year.
T&T allrounder Samuel Badree captured the coveted Carib
National Cricket League Cricketer of the Year
title, while national opening batsman Mario Belcon was voted
the Most Outstanding Player in the Carib Sunday
League Limited Overs tournament.
Hard-hitting Clico Preysal Sports and T&T middle-order
batsman Shazan Babwah copped the Most Outstanding Player
in the inaugural Carib Shield 20/20 tournament.
T&Ts most successful manager in recent times, Omar
Khan, won the Administrator of the Year award.
The feature address was delivered by the chairman of the board
of directors of the Sports Company of T&T, Gerard Ferreira.
The former national swimming coach praised the efforts of
the local board, in particular president Deryck Murray and
CEO and general secretary Forbes Persaud for their professional
manner in which they conducted their affairs this season.
Ferreira said that the Sports Company was impressed by the
initiative taken by the T&TCB with respect to their youth
success of these programmes can be judged by the performances
of the T&T Under-19 team in recent years, Ferriera
He said that 13 new turf pitches will be built later this
year and in 2007.
G-Sports Naz Yacoob copped the prestigious Carib Media
Award for the fourth consecutive year.