HEADLINE: Ganga: We did justice to our talents

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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3/24/20, 11:19:22 AM 

TT RED Force announced themselves to the world of T20 cricket in the late 2000s, when they finished runners-up to Guyana in the 2006 Stanford 20/20 tournament in Antigua, and followed up with a nine-wicket victory in the 2008 final.

As regional champs, the Red Force competed in the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 tournament (2009) in India, but they were beaten by New South Wales of Australia, by 41 runs, in the title decider.

That era saw TT dominate regional T20 cricket, as they claimed a hat-trick of titles (2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13) before the West Indies Cricket Board (now Cricket West Indies) introduced the Caribbean Premier League in 2013.

On Tuesday, in separate interviews, Colin Borde, manager of the 2009 squad, and captain Daren Ganga reminisced on the Red Force’s campaign at the Champions League.

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link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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3/24/20, 1:17:57 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

totally agree with that. Ganga really gelled a side together that could beat any team in that format. The way t20 teams play is a direct result of The red force's run in that tournament: milking the power plays, the legspinner in the first six overs in Samuel Badree, the emphasis on sixes instead of singles. It was truly a revolutionary side. And Darren Ganga was the first great thinker of t20 cricket. Sammy copied everything he did in his two t20 wins tactically.

link Emir Joined: Aug 8, 2014
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3/24/20, 2:56:21 PM 
In reply to Jumpstart

Yes, history will show Red Force as the first team that set the strategic trend in the T20 Format and West Indies Sanford tournament as the first to tournament that globalize that format.

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