Hawaiian Arctic wants to dominate again in 2014 with Guyanese cricketers
President of Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) Narchand Mohan is eyeing more success in 2014 as they already began preparations for this year’s season in the continuation of the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) limited-over competition.
After being triumphant in the Premier League for an unprecedented four successive years, Mohan is highly optimistic that his side will emerge as a champion again later this year given the fact they have been using the indoor facility to fine-tune any technical faults.
He strongly believes in hard work and total commitment and once his players can show the same work ethic, lifting the trophy will be nothing difficult.
The club has been in existence for 20 years now and the achievements have been dedicated to several founding members who demonstrated great leadership skills and the passionate willingness to succeed.
“I want to applaud each and everyone for accomplishing this momentous task and they have proven that through perseverance, hard work, and determination and that is why success [is] inevitable,” Mohan mentioned.
Having held on to the trophy from since 2010, the long-serving president declared that a number of seasoned cricketers have contributed significantly in both departments of the game and they must be commended for their effort.
Former West Indies one-day all-rounder Royston Crandon has been a member of the team over the past three years while Guyana’s fast bowlers Trevon Garraway and Keon Joseph have also featured in the team.
Ex-Guyana and West Indies under-19 opening batsman Hemnarine Chattergoon also plays a pivotal role for the club during the period of domination while his younger brother Harrinarine Chattergoon, who represented Guyana at the youth level, attired in the club’s colours last year.
Wicketkeeper/batsman Azib Ally Haniff, who played for Guyana at the senior level is among the established players of HACC’s success.
“Obviously, with the presence of these players we can be confident of doing well and with the other members over the years their sacrifices and dedication have placed them at the pinnacle of the SCA and their continuous achievements will surely serve as an inspiration for others, so it has been a privilege and honour to be the president of this unique club for the past 20 years,” Mohan highlighted.
Notably, in last year’s one-sided final, HACC humiliated Bawa XI by a comprehensive ten-wicket margin, compliments of Garraway’s destructive spell where he picked four wickets for six runs to help bowl out the oppositions for 25 runs.
In 2012, they beat Victoria Park Cricket Club, while in 2011 and 2010, defeats went to East West XI and Panoli Cricket Club respectively.
Secretary and player of the club, Eon Gunraj was very delighted to say that his team played positive cricket over the years and deserved all the trophies.
He reserved special accolades for the overseas cricketers and for their vital contributions towards the success of the club.
“I would like to thank all the players for their input in all aspects of the game and these performances are admirable and I am confident we will make it five in a row; I would also like to thank all of the members and supporters for their contributions, commitments and the sacrifices they have made and hope together we can accomplish more success in 2014 with five titles in succession,” the Guyanese Gunraj related.
At last year’s presentation ceremony, the entire team was a given a diamond (artificial) ring for their winning display while many players received other wards for their outstanding, individual performances.
At the night’s activity, Consul General to Toronto for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. VidyaTota-Maharaj was in attendance and praised the work by the club while several other cricket personalities expressed similar sentiments.