One of the longest-serving members of the TKR family, Javon brings tons of all-round expertise to the table. Time and again, the medium-pacer and middle-lower order batsman has proved handy with his skills. His incredibly quirky shot over the fine leg fence against Barbados Tridents in 2017 became one of the most-watched clips of the season, and he is back to repping TKR this year, when they set out to defend their title.

Javon Philip Ramon Scantlebury-Searles is known more for his all-round capabilities by his fans, but he spent most part of his childhood playing football in Barbados. In a fun chat with Trinbago Knight Riders's website in 2017, Javon was asked "If you had a time machine, which year would you go back to, and what would you change?" His answer was "I think I would want to go back to the years of playing football, and just keep playing football."

Well as heartwarming as that sounds, we are glad Javon ended up in the cricket arena. Time and again, he has proved his prowess with both bat and ball for Trinbago Knight Riders.

He played four matches in his debut season (2018) in the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders, chipping in with impressive performances in the limited opportunity he got.

Fun trivia: The first ball Javon faced in the IPL -the last ball of KKR's innings in their away game vs Kings XI Punjab in Indore - he tonked it over the long on fence for a six!

In Trinbago Knight Riders's title-winning campaign in 2017, Javon picked up seven wickets on the six occasions he was asked to bowl, and showed promise with the bat as a handy finisher.


FIRED from their jobs at ArcelorMittal three years ago, many former workers continue to struggle to find employment to take care of themselves and their families.

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday announced the cancellation of the contract to construct 5,000 apartment units at specific sites across Trinidad signed by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) with the Chinese construction and engineering company China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co Ltd (CGGC).

A REPEAL of the Sedition Act is out of the question. The Prime Minister is receptive however to a review. The Act is required to prevent the breakdown in the social order based on ethnic, religious, racial and other divisions within the diverse society of Trinidad and Tobago, he said.