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Star-studded teams for Charity T20

greggle71 2017-10-06 08:12:41 

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force versus Regional XI Charity T20 Cricket match on October 14 is just nine days away and two star-studded team have been selected.

Kieron Pollard will captain a strong Red Force squad while Darren Sammy will skipper the Regional XI in a match being used to raise funds for our Caribbean neighbours who have been affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain from 7pm.

This will be the first time the Red Force will be playing Twenty20 cricket since the inception of the Caribbean Premier League which resulted in the introduction of franchise cricket in Caribbean.

Selected in the squad are: Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Ravi Rampaul, Rayad, Emrit, Kevon Cooper, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin and Dwayne and Darren Bravo who formed the core group of players that put the Red Force on the global map with their exciting brand of cricket at the now defunct Champions League tournaments.

Emerging T20 superstars such as attacking opening batsman Evin Lewis and wicketkeeper/batsman Nicholas Pooran have been included in the squad that will be coached by Kelvin Williams and managed by Roland Sampath.

The Regional XI has an experienced squad which featured World T20 champions Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Fiedel Edwards, Dwayne Smith and Ashley Nurse. Off-spinner Shane Shillingford who is from Dominica which has been severely affected by the recent hurricanes is in the team. Jamaican sprinter and Olympic gold medalist, Yohan Blake will also be part of the Regional XI.

TTCB Executive Member and a key figure of the Local Organising Committee for the Charity T20 tournament, Baldath Mahabir expressed his delight in reuniting the Red Force team to play against a formidable Regional XI for a worthy cause.

“The Red Force squad is one of the greatest Twenty20 team every assembled. I am delighted that the team is reuniting to play in the Charity T20 match to help raise funds for our Caribbean brothers and sisters affected by the hurricanes,” said Mahabir.

He added, “Every player was eager to be a part of this match and it shows how much they wanted to contribute to the relief effort and do their part to help those affected by the hurricanes.”

Trinidad and Tobago XI
Evin Lewis – PowerGen
Lendl Simmons – Cane Farm
Darren Bravo – Queen’s Park
Denesh Ramdin – Preysal
Kieron Pollard – Queen’s Park (Captain)
Dwayne Bravo – Queen’s Park
Nicholas Pooran – Queen’s Park
Sunil Narine – Queen’s Park
Samuel Badree – PowerGen
Ravi Rampaul – PowerGen
Kevon Cooper – Queen’s Park
Rayad Emrit – Alescon Comets
Jason Mohammed – PowerGen
Shannon Gabriel – Queen’s Park
Kelvin Williams (Coach)
Roland Sampath (Manager)

Regional XI
Dwayne Smith – Barbados
Johnson Charles – St. Lucia
Andre Fletcher – Grenada
Chadwick Walton – Jamaica
Andre McCarthy – Jamaica
Rovman Powell – Jamaica
Darren Sammy – St. Lucia (Captain)
Ashley Nurse – Barbados
Sulieman Benn – Barbados
Kesrick Williams – St. Vincent
Fidel Edwards – Barbados
Jerome Taylor – Jamaica
Shane Shillingford – Dominica
Yohan Blake – Jamaica

natty_forever 2017-10-06 08:52:13 

Yohan Blake?

jballer84 2017-10-06 09:23:29 

In reply to natty_forever

Blake is a very good cricketer, so is usin bolt. Don't be fooled by their exploits on the track

Andy99 2017-10-06 09:34:24 

In reply to jballer84

Amateur talent maybe but compared to these pros who train for cricket throughout the year, they would struggle to get into local club cricket XIs.

Andy99 2017-10-06 09:36:38 

In reply to greggle71

Now thats a T&T squad.



sgtdjones 2017-10-06 09:48:07 

Blake in hurricane clash

World renowned sprinter Yohan Blake will line up for the Caribbean All Stars in the upcoming Hurricane relief clash against a powerful T&T Red Force at the Queen’s Park Oval on October 14.

Blake has shown an interest in cricket for a while now and considers himself a budding all rounder.

They will come up against a T&T Red Force outfit that has proven to be the best in the region. A look at the line-up of the Red Force brings back memories of the period 2009 to 2014, when they attended four Champions League tournaments, as winners of the Caribbean T20 title. Packed into the team are a number of players who recently played for the winning Trinbago Knight Riders in the 2017 Hero CPL tournament.

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jballer84 2017-10-06 09:48:11 

In reply to Andy99


Tryangle 2017-10-06 10:36:58 

Charity match, maybe they *should* have more 'non-cricketers' involved.

thefacts 2017-10-06 11:03:50 

In reply to Andy99

Now thats a T&T squad.


Apart from those 13... there is

Imran Khan
Marlon Richards

Thats a solid core of 16 players that can play international cricket for the next 5-7 years easily.

greggle71 2017-10-06 11:27:49 

It's almost impossible to break into a T&T XI far less a WI XI for a young upcoming player.

One of the merits of CPL is that the franchise structure allows the spreading of talent if any country is faced with a glut of talent. T&T in this instance.

BenGman 2017-10-06 11:53:53 

The tickets are US$100 or TT$100 ?

CITYBOY 2017-10-06 12:04:16 

In reply to greggle71

Hola,,,only 2 stars on this team bro....The Magician and Pollard...the rest are bits and pieces...stars of Barrackpore...or Diego Martin or whereever..

sgtdjones 2017-10-06 12:24:12 

In reply to CITYBOY


You should know that with a team

one needs base players, then fill the gaps with applicable strengths

That the Red Force gang they bond easily and play as a team.

Where they reside have no applicable correlation.

lol lol lol lol

tc1 2017-10-06 13:26:22 

In reply to sgtdjones

Da team will hold licks fom the bimshire boys

oldcar 2017-10-06 13:49:03 

y the fack Charles there? confused

Narper 2017-10-06 14:02:36 

This will be a top class match.

I just hope we 'farriners' get at least some audio coverage wink

POINT 2017-10-06 19:44:14 

It would be interesting to find out whether or not this was the brainchild
of the Worst International Cricket Board in the Commonwealth .

If it is then Congratulations to them ; if not I would not be surprised ; That would be in keeping their Attitude & Behaviour .

openning 2017-10-06 20:48:25 

In reply to POINT
You seem to be fixated with the WICB/CWI.
This is for Dominica, thats all that matter

sgtdjones 2017-10-06 21:30:30 

In reply to tc1

limestone tc1

Only if ya gats Fidel and Tino to be on the side.

Dis way Polly cant bat he will be chasing Tino with he shoes.

razz razz razz razz

POINT 2017-10-06 21:59:46 

As the premier Cricket Board in the
Region , My take is that the WICBC/CWI
should have arranged such a match .

Unfortunately it seems that they are not that bright , They however love using the Dominica Park to play matches .

It seems that they are only interested in staging matches when they are the sole beneficiaries of the money Collected .

Since WE live in Democratic Countries
Everyone has the Right to express His/her Views . Apparently some people do not believe this , never mind the fact that WE live in Democratic Countries , rather than in Russia .

analyst-kid 2017-10-07 08:37:32 

I give the Regional Team the edge in batting....Trinidad Red Force the advantage in bowling.

Jabari18 2017-10-07 08:52:52 

In reply to analyst-kid

If dey had chg I would’ve agreed with u.

analyst-kid 2017-10-07 14:23:18 

If any one of Smith,Charles,McCarthy and Walton get is a big score.

I could only say that about Lewis and Simmons on the Red Force...Pollard dont perform too often.

johndom90 2017-10-07 14:50:58 

This will be a top class match. In reply to Narper

Agreed, this game is immense....the build up to the game is far bigger than that for a WI international.

My only wish is that it should have been a best of three over the weekend...everyday would be a sellout.

Also, guest celebrity players is a good idea. One to each team, for one game only so to preserve competitiveness

If his Boltness for eg. turned out for team TT...the crowd would have been even further off the scale.,

All in all thought, a fantastic response from the players all for a worthy cause.

Jabari18 2017-10-07 16:47:52 

In reply to analyst-kid

Darren Bravo and Dinesh Ramdin were very good in the recent cpl. We know what Pooran can do if he stays 4 overs. Dwayne and Polly rusty atm. But on their day will destroy u

sgtdjones 2017-10-07 18:06:40 

In reply to POINT

It would be interesting to find out whether or not this was the brainchild
of the Worst International Cricket Board in the Commonwealth .

It was made possible by Sport T&T Dinas Ramnarine and the T&TCB

CWI just had to give its blessing, they have no involvement.

outside_edge 2017-10-07 23:22:13 

In reply to sgtdjones

So they couldn't even pick one Guyanese in the Caribbean All Star XI? Tell me why!

azadtnt 2017-10-08 14:20:56 

Living in the USA how could u get tickets?

granite 2017-10-08 14:33:09 

In reply to Andy99
This team would have won a WC 3 or 4 years ago,I'm not sure they are good enough to do so now.