(Picture courtesy of the Trinidad Express displayed in
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.
Trinidad and Tobago captain Daren Ganga driving
to the boundary during his innings last night in the championship
match of the inaugural Stanford
20/20 cricket tournament in Antigua. The wicketkeeper
is Tyrell Tull of Guyana. (Picture by Randy Brooks.)
The Trinidad and Tobago team celebrating
during their convincing win over Barbados in the quarter-finals
of the Stanford 20/20 Cricket
Tournament at the Stanford Cricket Ground in Antigua
The Trinis mustered 142 for nine in their 20 overs
and dismissed Barbados for 96 off 18.2 overs.
Above Billy Doctrove signalling six during the Carib Beer final
between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
CARNIVAL AGAIN! Trinidad and Tobago players pulling
stumps in delight after completing the first-class cricket double
by capturing the Carib Beer Challenge 2006 at Guaracara
Park, by beating Barbados.
by HAYDN GILL in Trinidad
POINTE-A-PIERRE – Barbados sailed comfortably
through Trinidad and Tobago waters and came up with a big catch
For part of opening day of the Carib Beer Challenge
final, however, it looked like if they would come up empty-handed
at Guaracara Park. <
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February 05, 2006
and Tobago captain Daren Ganga (second from left), and teammates
Lendl Simmons removing the stumps as keeper Denesh Ramdin (right)
celebrates the dismissal of BarbadosÕ Fidel Edwards (left),
the final wicket that earned Trinidad its first title in 21 years.
TOP SHOT LARA. The Prince gave his subjects a
taste of just what class batting is. Though finishing 46 runs short
of a century, West Indies batting star Brian Lara still made the
Carlton Ground in Black Rock the place to be yesterday. Combining
deft touches with sporadic bursts of power, Lara was one of three
players from Trinidad and Tobago who made half-centuries, as Trinidad
dominated the first day of their Carib Beer Series match against
Barbados. Lara thrilled the crowd before a catch by Kirk Edwards,
off a smashing cover drive, left the ground abuzz. He stood his
ground, eventually leaving after umpires Tunley Franklyn and Eddie
Nicholls confirmed it carried.
Brian Lara (left) and Dwayne Bravo and other members
of the Trinidad and Tobago team in the dressing room after the victory.
came early for the Trinidad and Tobago cricketers as they won the regional
first-class title for the first time in 21 years, beating Barbados by
264 runs at the Carlton Club yesterday. Superstar batsman Brian Lara led
the celebrations after the match ended, pouring champagne and beer over
his teammates. The visitors started the match needing an outright win
and they achieved it to finish level on points with Barbados. They took
the trophy by virtue of winning the head-to-head encounter. Champions
Trinidad and Tobago celebrating their capture of the Carib Beer Cup 2006.