Powell giving back to cricket in adopted homeland

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – In an effort to give back to the game that has given him so much, former West Indies batsman Ricardo Powell will host a cricket camp though his company Basia Sports Foundation.

The camp is be held from July 22 to August 14 at the Queen’s Park Oval in the Trinidad & Tobago capital, and it is designed for boys from ages four to 10 years old.

Powell will be the head coach and will be assisted by several coaches picked by him.

Guest appearances from former T&T and West Indies players will also take place regularly during the three weeks.

Powell, who was born in Jamaica and is married to a Trinidadian, has settled in T&T, and even represented the two-island state in the regional championships.

After a spate of injuries and poor form, Powell dropped out of the limelight, but he has signalled his intentions to get back into competitive cricket, and he will be looking to make the T&T team for the KFC Cup limited-overs series later this year.

He recently made a return to cricket with the Queen’s Park Cricket Club in the West Indies Players’ Association’s Twenty20 regional club championship.