Shackiel ‘Smeck’ Henry-use

THREE GOALS THIS SEASON: Shackiel ‘Smeck’ Henry.

Having scored three goals and captured one “Player of the Week” accolade since leaving Central FC to join Paradise FC on February 1, Trinidad and Tobago centre forward Shackiel “Smeck” Henry is now sidelined owing to the suspension of the Barbados Premier League.

Originally from Los Bajos, the 25-year-old, a former national youth striker, has played professionally for local clubs Point Fortin Civic, W Connection, Club Sando and Central FC and also in Vietnam with Song Lam Nghe An FC and Nam Dinh.

Henry’s last goal came in a 1-2 loss to Empire on March 16. Empire had held a two-goal lead until Paradise pulled one back in the 78th minute when Demar Linton squared to centre field where Henry accounted for the final touch, scoring his third goal of the season in the process.

The Barbados Football Association (BFA) has since suspended all ongoing competitions in the wake of the Ministry of Health and Wellness announcing the country’s first cases of COVID-19. As a result, the BFA postponed all fixtures in the Coca-Cola Premier League, Division One, National Youth Cup as well as the 2020 Annual General Meeting, which was scheduled for last Sunday.


Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have agreed to cancel the planned West Indies Under-19 tour of England, scheduled for August and September 2020, due to scheduling clashes.

The Goodwill Swimming Championships has been postponed until 2021.

On Thursday night, the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) executive advised its council delegates of their decision to delay the hosting of the regional competition, originally scheduled to splash off August 17-19 this year, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Trinidad and Tobago’s elite cricketers are taking the stay-at-home order very seriously. But staying indoors doesn’t mean they are off the clock.

Jehue Gordon is eyeing a third Olympic Games. In recent years, the Maraval athlete was based in the United States, but returned to Trinidad and Tobago last year, reuniting with Dr Ian Hypolite, the man who coached him to the men’s 400 metres hurdles world title back in 2013.

Joshua Da Silva was the main man with the runs for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the just-concluded four-day season, but West Indies lead selector Roger Harper is hoping for much more from the wicketkeeper/batsman in future.

DENNIS LAWRENCE has permanently returned to the United Kingdom.

The former national football player and head coach of the men’s senior team, Lawrence, is back in Wrexham, Wales, where he played for five years and also has his family and home.