Sookdeosingh cops PowerGen’s Cricketer of the Year title

Trinidad Guardian article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Prolific left handed opening batsman Nicholas Sookdeosingh was voted Cricketer of the Year at PowerGen Sports Club’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night at Syne Village in Penal.

Sookdeosingh who represented T&T against Guyana in two T-20 warm-up matches in September, was the most consistent player with the bat for the reigning national premiership champions. He started off the season with a brilliant 226 against F&E Diamond United and never looked back. He added two further centuries to his name during the season and also added a new dimension to his game—off spin bowling. 

In one match he collected eight wickets to bowl his team to victory. There was a large turn out for the function as many players and villagers came out to celebrate with the TTCB’s ‘Club of the Year’. PowerGen won the Premiership and the T20 title during the past season under the guidance of hard working president Chaitram Ramjitsingh.

Delivering the feature address on the night was former West Indies and T&T manager Omar Khan. He had the audience glued to his delivery as he gave his life experience and explained what it took to become successful.

Khan said :”The pride of a nation lies in your hands, show them what you got inside, let’s go out there and make our country proud since we are the hope of T&T. This was the motto and the motivating theme of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket team during my era as Manager from 2003 to 2008 and from 2011 to 2013 when the T&T cricket team became the most successful cricket team in the history of Trinidad and Tobago cricket. 

We use to chant this theme prior to the start of every game and use it as an inspiration for the team.

“I thought I would start this way since it is important for us to recognize that in all aspects of our lives – be it our personal, business or social lives in order for us to be successful at what we do we need to be motivated to achieve that success.

“Since then to now the Club has been able to achieve many successes and more importantly has been a force to reckon with in all the Premier National Competitions in Trinidad and Tobago. They have maintained cricketing supremacy in almost all of the years of competition to date. 

“The Club has also being a feeder to the Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies Cricket Teams with many players from the Club representing Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies over the years with Samuel Badree ,current Captain of the Club, being the first player from the Club to graduate to the National Senior Team. Gibran Mohammed, Dave Mohammed, Sherwin Ganga, Jason Mohammed and more recently Kavesh Kantasingh and Evin Lewis to name a few have followed in Samuel’s footstep. 

“With all this in mind and as gracious hosts you would no doubt extend your courtesy and kind indulgence to me mindful that I am merely the voice of one as I express some thoughts on what it takes to be successful.”

First Published In The Trinidad Guardian.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 04:44