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The spinners did it - Daren Ganga

HYDERABAD, India, CMC-IANS – Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga Monday praised his spinners for the victory against Ruhuna in the opening game of the qualifying round of Champions League T20, and said the win will improve confidence of the team in the games ahead.

Sherwin Ganga, the captain’s younger brother, blasted 39 not out from 15 balls, firing the Caribbean champions to a five-wicket victory.

Sherwin Ganga leads TT to opening CLT20 win

HYDERABAD, India, CMC – Sherwin Ganga blasted 39 not out from 15 balls, firing Caribbean champions Trinidad & Tobago to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka’s Ruhuna in the Champions League Twenty20 qualifying competition on Monday.

Ganga smashed four fours and two sixes, and shared an unbroken, sixth-wicket stand of 63 with fellow left-hander Darren Bravo, as T&T recovered from a mid-innings crisis to surpass their victory target of 139 with seven balls remaining in the opening qualifier at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

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Ramdin shines as Trinis win warm up

Trinidad and Tobago's Nokia Champions League Twenty20 campaign got off to a good start yesterday as Daren Ganga's men completed a confidence-boosting 66-run win over Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders in a warm-up match, played behind closed doors yesterday, at Hyderabad Sports Club, India.

T&T's Denesh Ramdin led the way with an undefeated 71 off 46 balls, propelling the Caribbean T20 champions to 167 for five after they won the toss and elected to bat.

Cricketers have to be role models - Ganga

From squeaky white flannels, it took Daren Ganga six years to don the black gown. The Caribbean cricketer graduated in law from the University of London recently, amidst all his cricketing travels, if not travails. “An interest in the rights of a person drew me to the profession. I was also influenced by my school teacher father. Besides, law intrigued me from a young age,” said the Trinidad and Tobago skipper shortly before the launch of the Nokia Champions League qualifiers in Hyderabad.

Ganga: Trinis ready for Champions League

Port of Spain, Trinidad, CMC – National captain Daren Ganga expects Trinidad & Tobago to qualify for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

The Trinis are scheduled to leave on Wednesday for India, where will contest the qualifying stage of the competition against Ruhuna Rhinos of Sri Lanka and Leicestershire the England T20 champions. Three teams will advance from the qualifiers, and T&T, beaten finalist in the inaugural tournament two years ago, felt strongly that they will own one of those spaces.

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