Key Sponsor Praises TTCB’s Youth Development Programs | local sports


THE current generation of young cricketers involved in Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board competitions, after being sidelined for two years by Covid-19 regulations, have been praised for their performances.

Shamshad Ali, owner of Price Club Supermarket, one of the main sponsors of the TTCB development programme, led the way by congratulating the young players. He was present last Saturday when the first North/South Classic for under-15 cricketers was staged at Balmain’s National Cricket Center Ground, Couva.

South beat North on the Duckworth Lewis method when rain halted play, with the winners posting 212 for nine in their 50 overs. Set a revised target of 164, with 73 needed in 11.2 overs, North fell short by seven runs.

In a Facebook post, Ali praised all who are involved in giving cricketers the opportunity to fulfill their potential, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic hit team sports very hard.

“The caliber of discipline, sportsmanship and commitment displayed by each of these young men in every match is a testament to the encouragement and support of their respective families, coaches and managers and the TTCB chief executives,” noted business man.

He added that the quality of play on the pitch is exemplary and cannot be underestimated or understated. “We would partner with nothing less and we are honored to play a role in their continued development,” Ali said on social media.

The Price Club were among the first to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility when Covid-19 restrictions on team sports were lifted immediately, pledging their support as the TTCB immediately kicked off their 2022 season.

Inter-zone tournaments for the Under-19s, Under-17s and Under-15s have already been completed, while the Under-13s are expected to be in action early next month.

These competitions, in addition to the North-South Classics in each age group, are sponsored by The Price Club Supermarket and its owner has made no secret of his satisfaction with the way the TTCB has fulfilled its mandate,


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