Trinidad Guardian – Barbadian Antonio Morris copped the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at the 2018 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional U-17 awards function which took place at the National Aquatic Centre in Balmain, Couva on Tuesday night.
- Morris led his country to the title with a brilliant unbeaten century in the final match against Guyana at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Couva earlier on the day which helped Barbados go ahead of two-time defending champions and hosts T&T by just 0.
- Meanwhile, Patrice Charles acting Director of Sports representing Minister of Sports Shamfa Cudjoe brought greetings on her behalf and she was high in praise of the T&T Cricket Board for hosting another successful Regional U-17 tournament.
- “I wish to thank the T&T Cricket Board for the tremendous effort that they have put into hosting and making this tournament incredibly successful for the last six years,” Charles, a former track athlete said.
- Minister Cudjoe observed in the statement read by Charles noted, “that the CWI Under-17 Championship, over the years, has laid the foundation for many young cricketers whose aim is to move ahead and excel in the esteemed sport of cricket.
- Azim Bassarath, president of the T&T Cricket Board said, “These tournaments, in which the regional cricket body has invested heavily, affords motivation for youngsters like you to aspire and realise your dreams of becoming professional cricketers.”