Sookdeosingh is Premier Division Cricketer of the Year
 

Trinidad Express article.

Couva, Trinidad - PowerGen Sports Club opening batsman Nicholas Sookdeosingh was named the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Premier Division Cricketer of the Year at the Board’s annual awards function at the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce in Couva on Friday night.

The left-handed batsman scored two centuries in the 2013 season, including a double hundred—210—against F&E Diamond United, as PowerGen clinched the Premier Division two-day league title. 

He also hit a century in the Premiership Twenty20 tournament this year to lead PowerGen to that title as well.

The other nominees for the top award were Ryan Ramdass (Clarke Road), Dane Teelucksingh (Caldrac), Farrell Jugmohan (F&E Diamond) and Sherwin Ganga (PowerGen).

Also honoured on the night were Sunil Narine, who was named the International Player of the Year, Lendl Simmons, who was the National Senior Cricketer of the Year and Stacy Ann King, who won the Delores Thomas Trophy for the T&T Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA) Player of the Year.

LEAGUE’S BEST: PowerGen Sports Club opening batsman Nicholas Sookdeosingh, right, receives the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Premier Division Cricketer of the Year trophy from former TTCB president Alloy Lequay during the Board’s annual awards function at Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce in Couva on Friday night.

After collecting his award, the diminutive opener said he has set his sights on making the T&T four-day team next season.

“I scored a lot of runs in the Premiership this year. I had a double century and a century and it feels great to be named the Cricketer of the Year. My goal is to be consistent and hopefully make the T&T team next year. It is a great achievement and hopefully this can be a stepping stone towards making the national team,” he said.

With that goal in mind, the batsman has recognised that there is a lot of competition for the opening slots in the T&T team, and is prepared to work extra hard in the off-season to make sure he remains in contention.

“There are a lot of openers vying for a spot on the team so it is a bit hard to make the team, but I have been working hard and hopefully next year I will get my chance,” he added.

In terms of opening batsmen, T&T used Evin Lewis, Jeremy Solozano, Adrian Barath and Lendl Simmons at the top of the batting order.

“I will be working on improving my game and trying to make more runs, more centuries and make my name recognised a little bit more,” he added.

In terms of which format of the game he prefers, the left-hander said he did not have a preference, but said it was difficult not being part of the T20 team especially after having a good season. 

He said: “Making a hundred in the T20 tournament this year, it was hard for me to stay in Trinidad and watch the team playing in India. I was unfortunately not part of that team, but I will work harder to try and force my way into the squad.

“Being on the sideline watching, it makes me want to play harder and I think that motivated me to work harder. I know there is the Caribbean Premier League next year and I will be trying my best to make one of the teams.

“I have been good at all formats of the game and hopefully my opportunity will come. Test cricket is the top level of the game. I would love to play four day and Test cricket and I think T20 and 50-over cricket will come in,” he concluded.

Honour Roll

International Player of the Year

Sunil Narine

National Senior Male 

Cricketer of the Year

Lendl Simmons

National Senior Male 

Cricketers of the Year

Lendl Simmons

Yannic Cariah

Marlon Richards

Rayad Emrit

Imran Khan

TTCB President’s Award

Anil Kamal

Administrator of the Year

Sukesh Maniam

TTCB Club of the Year

PowerGen Penal

Premier Division Cricketer of the Year

Winner

Nicholas Sookdeosingh (PowerGen)

Nominees

Ryan Ramdass (Clarke Road)

Dane Teelucksingh (Caldrac)

Farrell Jugmohan (F&E Diamond)

Sherwin Ganga (PowerGen)

Championship Division Cricketer of the Year

Winner

Mahendra Nagamootoo (Munroe Road)

Nominees

Anthony Dennis-Dutchin (Victoria)

Seon Hetmeyer (Evergreen)

Anthony Adams (Preysal)

Videsh Sookhai (Preysal)

Championship Division Club of the Year

CLICO Preysal

National Youth Cricketer of the Year

Jeremy Solozano

National Youth Cricketers of the Year

Jeremy Solozano

Bryan Charles

Nicholas Pooran

Camilo Carimbocas

Jovan Ali

Youth Spinner of the Year

Bryan Charles

Secondary Schools 

Cricketer of the Year

Male: Stephan Wharwood

Female: Amanda John

Primary Schools Cricketer of the Year

Andy Mahase

T&T Women’s Cricket Association Awards

Five Players of the Year

Stacy Ann King

Lee Ann Kirby

Kirbyina Alexander

Amanda Samaroo

Britney Cooper

Delores Thomas 

Trophy (Player of the Year)

Stacy Ann King

Most Disciplined Player

Samantha Bissoon

Most Promising Player

Leandra Ramdeen

Most Improved Player

Selene O’Neil

Special Award

Dedicated and Distinguished Service

Zones

North East

Arjune Bhagaloo

East: Camal Basdeo

North

Mahibir Ragoonanan

Central

Anderson Ramdath

South East

Henry Seepersad

South

Chatram Jai Ramdhanie

Affiliates

Secondary Schools

Wesley Dookhoo

Primary Schools

Lester Haynes

Women: Sandra Romany

Tobago: Ignatius Trim

Umpires: Farouk Hosein

Long and Dedicated Service

Clarence Shafrali 

First Published In The Trinidad Express.

Date: 
Sun, 10/20/2013 - 03:24