Bajans elated over Hosein’s success
Trinidad Guardian article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - Left arm orthodox spinner Akeal Hosein who grabbed eleven wickets in T&T’s opening win of the 2014 Regional First Class series against the Windwards Islands, has come in for praise from Barbadian cricket officials.
Hosein playing at his ground, the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain grabbed six wickets in the first innings and followed with five in the second, as the home team won by 186 runs.
Leading the praises for Hosein was former corporate secretary of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Andrew Sealy. Hosein plays for Sealy’s club Spartan in the Barbadian domestic cricket league.
According to Sealy: “I am very happy for the young man. He plays for my club in Barbados and has been outstanding. I must say that I always saw the potential in him but to get eleven wickets in the one match, even I am surprised. He however, has a very bright future ahead of him because he is a talented boy. Once his talent is harnessed properly he will make it.”
Barbadian journalist and statistician Keith Holder said he expected Hosein to get many wickets because he is prolific.
“He got 37 wickets in five matches in the leagues here, so this tells me that the man is a wicket-taker. I am very happy for him and the exposure he would have gotten playing in Barbados would have also assisted him in his development.”