Emrit - T&T can win Regional 4-day title

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Rayad Emrit, captain of the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team, is delighted with the squad’s comfortable ten-wicket victory over the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) and feels his team can go all the way and win the Regional Four Day Tournament.

Trinidad and Tobago will host Jamaica at the Queen’s Park Oval this weekend, followed by a trip away to Guyana from April 11-14. 

“We have to take each game at a time,” Emrit noted. “Jamaica are going to come here on a defeat (against Barbados) and we’re on a high now. I think if we win the next two games, we could win the tournament. 

“We really want to do it because we haven’t won it for a while. I think the guys are really up for it. We’re really working hard. If we do what we did this game, our batters, as long as they score runs, we can bowl out teams.” 

Meanwhile, Jason Mohammed, who scored a double century vs CCC, reflected on his knock, saying, “it was a very nice feeling to score my first double-hundred. Every time you do well in First-Class cricket, it’s always a special feeling to score a double-hundred. It was a very special feeling for me.” 

Mohammed has also been utilising his off-breaks more this year. 

“I always liked bowling a lot but this year I’ve been doing a lot of practice bowling, even in the (NAGICO Super50) tournament earlier this year, I did a lot of bowling for my team,” said Mohammed. “The team is one that is very hard to make right now. 

“If I make an extra effort with my bowling, I think I can make a better claim for myself in the team. I’ve been working very hard and so far I’ve been doing well.”

First Published In The Trinidad & Tobago Newsday.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:52