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HEADLINE: Lendl Simmons pleads for help to fix cricket ground 2023-11-08 15:24:34 

FORMER Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons is pleading for assistance from the relevant authorities to repair the Crown Street Recreational Ground in Tacarigua.

Simmons comes from a cricket family as many of his family members are former West Indies players and some have coached at the highest level.

Lendl is a former T20 World Cup winner with the West Indies team and has won multiple titles with the Red Force.

Former West Indies player and coach Phil Simmons and former West Indies Under-19 player Keagan Simmons are both related to Lendl.

A media release by Lendl said, “The infrastructure at the ground has been severely neglected, which has resulted in the field being unfit for play. The ground has been called home by Cane Farm Sports Club who are participants of the TTCB Premiership II division.”

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Narper 2023-11-08 15:51:46 

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“Sadly, all their home games had to be forfeited during the recently concluded 2023 cricket season. The club has been writing letters, emails, requesting meetings, even going so far as to offer to repair the ground themselves, but to no avail. Their preparations for the 2024 cricket season have been affected as no physical activities are able to be conducted on the field. A combination of poor practice facilities and a lack of working floodlights since 2018 creates a high risk of injury and a haven for crime.”

Shame and disgrace

Discourse 2023-11-08 16:13:32 

In reply to Narper

Where is the inseparable pair of Barry and Sarge. Surely, they can regenerate their energies there than in the 'Backroom'. lollol

...but seriously Narps, I agree with you. I can think of plenty more places within the region that are crying out for the same.