Bodoe: Give Sookdeosingh a chance

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Baldath Bodoe, coach of PowerGen Sports Club, is imploring the national selectors to give his left-handed opener Nicholas Sookdeosingh a chance.

Sookdeosingh has been in sensational form on the domestic circuit for over a year as he helped PowerGen capture the National League Premier Division and Twenty20 titles in 2013. 

He was at his best over the weekend, slamming a brilliant 150 against Clarke Road United in the first round of the 2014 two-day competition at Wilson Road, Penal. 

His efforts weren’t in vain as PowerGen defeated their opponents by five wickets to begin their title defence with a victory. 

The 2013 TTCB Premiership Player of the Year is yet to make his debut for the national team, though, despite being arguably one of the top domestic batsmen. “I hope Trinidad and Tobago pick him. He was the only man who made a hundred in the two-day on the weekend. There are trials going on (for the four-day season) and they didn’t call him. Every year he makes a lot of runs and I hope this year he can make the team,” he said. 

Commenting on their goals for the season, Bodoe explained that his team is exactly where they need to be to challenge for a trio of domestic honours. 

PowerGen have already qualified for the quarter-finals of the Sunday League 50 overs competition and have started their two-day season on a high. 

“Every year is a new challenge. We started the Sunday League with an outright win but it’s early days yet. The objective is to defend our two titles. The 50 overs competition has been sort of a bogey tournament for us in the past, we’ve reached the semis and final in the past and lost so we’re trying to fix that,” he said. 

First Published In The Trinidad & Tobago Newsday.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:35