The management, staff and members of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) have extended congratulations to skipper Kieron Pollard and the Trinbago knight Riders (TKR) squad for their victory in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final against the St Lucia Zouks.
A release from the QPCC stated: “The professionalism and organisation exhibited by the TKR players throughout the tournament were exemplary. By winning all 12 games during the tournament they achieved what no other franchise team has been able to do since the inception of the CPL. It took good planning, determination, commitment and total concentration from a well oiled unit during a difficult tournament in difficult times.”
The release also stated the club was, “extremely proud of the fact that we had nine players (Kieron Pollard, Dwayne & Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Tion Webster and Jayden Seales, and three officials (Colin Borde, Imran Jan and Kevon Cooper) representing the winning franchise, TKR.”
The release also made special mention of four other club members — Joshua Da Silva and Jon Russ Jaggesar with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Nicholas Pooran and Kissoondath Magram with the Guyana Amazon Warriors. In total QPCC had 13 players and three officials participating in the CPL.
The release sent congratulations to Pooran on being the only centurion of the tournament and to Dwayne Bravo for capturing 500 T20 and 100 CPL wickets in his career and to Pollard on playing in 500 T20 games.
QPCC also thanked their “hard working ground staff and maintenance staff for a wonderful job under trying and tough circumstances given the weather and the bio-secure arrangements in which the tournament was being played.”
And the release ended by stating: “It is indeed gratifying that the TKR and the CPL have somewhat lifted the doom and gloom during this pandemic and have made us all smile.”