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(Picture courtesy of the Trinidad Express displayed in the Nation News September 2006.)
by PHILIP SPOONER
AS IT STANDS TODAY, The Brian Lara Stadium is still on the list of 12 match venues for the 2007 International Cricket Council World Cup (CWC).
Yesterday, a high-powered team of assessors from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Global Cricket Corporation (GCC) visited the venue and decided to delay their decision on the readiness. < Read more >
Cricket of course dominates the scene with faithful fans supporting every match, already anticipation is building as Trinidad prepares for the Cricket World Cup 2007.
LAST MAS! West Indies captain Brian Lara plays a defensive
shot off India's Irfan Pathan during their fourth one-day international
cricket match at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in
May 2006. Lara will play his final One-day on front of home fans at the
Queens park Oval today. (AP Photo)
Trindad football is steadily gaining in popularity, especially as the national football team has its sights set on world cup inclusion.
Tobago - golf
Haynes, with a handicap of ten, placed third in his division while Byer did not place.
Haynes said the entire event was exciting and provided an opportunity for them to come up against some of the top players in the game from throughout the Caribbean.
"It was a pleasure playing against the likes of defending champion Carlos "Sexy" Baynes out of Trinidad as well as Trevor Lavine from St. Kitts. The level of competition was very high and challenging, but I was able to perform admirably."
These sentiments were echoed by teammate Byer, who suggested the tournament served not only as a competition among golfers, but as a chance to build and strengthen relationships.
Both were also full of praise for the organisers, observing
that the standard was comparable to other tournaments of the same, if
not of a higher level throughout the world. (Press release)
Foreign competitors Powell and March, in the Intercontinental Shipping/Trinidad Mooring and Launch Services/Toyota Trinidad Toyota Corolla WRC, turned in a good performance to hold on to second spot with a total elapsed time of 59 minutes, 39.73 seconds, ahead of Gregg and Hutchinson in the KFC/BD Gregg & Bros/KIG/NGRacing Ford Focus WRC whose total elapsed time was 59 minutes, 47.04 seconds at the 2005 prestigious Barbados Rally Club's (BRC) Rally Barbados which ended at the Vaucluse Raceway with a Super Specia < Read more >
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