Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard

(flashback)LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard gestures after getting the crucial wicket of Jamaica Tallawahs’ Glenn Phillips for 62 during their Hero Caribbean Premier League match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday. Pollard scored 45 not out and dismissed Tallawahs’ top scorer as TKR won by 41 runs.

There is no room for error left now for the Trinbago Knight Riders. And they will be hoping that, at the least, they get the chance to decide their own destiny this evening.

The defending Hero Caribbean Premier League champions face the Barbados Tridents at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba in a semi-final from 7 p.m., knowing that they must have a completed match to stand any chance of getting to the final.

With an adverse weather alert still in effect today, Kieron Pollard and his men will be anxious to have a game against the Tridents. With no reserve day in place should the match be washed out, the second-placed Tridents would progress to the final by virtue of having finished above fourth-placed TKR in the league phase.

Once the sky remains clear, though, TKR must tap into their championship DNA in order to overcome a Tridents team that beat them in both their meetings so far this season.

“I don’t think we’ve played anywhere near our best cricket, so if we come out tomorrow and play our best cricket, we know that we can put any team away,” TKR’s New Zealand batsman Colin Munro told the media yesterday.


The Trinidad and Tobago men’s senior national football team finally broke their winless run, albeit in a friendly international against Anguilla at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, last night.

After two easy wins the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force skipper Imran Khan insists that he won’t let his players become complacent ahead of their next fixture on Wednesday.

Fifteen-year-old Shafali Verma and opening partner Smriti Mandhana pummelled enterprising half-centuries to condemn a listless West Indies Women to an 84-run defeat in the opening Twenty20 International late Saturday night.

Injury has ruled captain Stafanie Taylor out of the remainder of the Twenty20 series against India, dealing a serious blow to West Indies’ chances of making a comeback in the five-match rubber.

It’s a convenient narrative to accept that a dearth of talent, apart from all the other factors, has been a significant contributor to the near-quarter-century of strife that has been the experience of West Indies cricket since Mark Taylor’s Australians brought the 15-year era of Test series invincibility to an end in 1995.