Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett

Jereem Richards, Michelle-Lee Ahye and swimmer Dylan Carter are all set to collect thousands of US dollars under the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) Medal Bonus initiative for their exploits at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Team TTO last won more than one gold at the Commonwealth Games at the 1966 edition hosted in Jamaica (five gold, two silver and two bronze).

Meanwhile, at a post cabinet media conference, Minister in the office of the Prime Minister and Minister in the office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Stuart Young said there would be rewards for the Commonwealth medallists under the Government’s National Policy On Sport (NPS) and The Adoption of a Formal Incentives and Rewards Framework issued to the media on March 17.


West Indies coach Phil Simmons said his team paid the price for a poor first innings batting effort and hopes that the innings and 63-run loss to South Africa on the third morning of the first Test at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia will be a reality check for the hosts. Simmons wants a more clinical effort from his team in the second Test starting Friday at the same venue.

Tyra Gittens closed off her National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championship campaign with women’s heptathlon gold and high jump bronze in Eugene, Oregon, USA, late on Saturday.

Former Trinidad and Tobago footballer Angus Eve has been appointed interim head coach of the senior men’s national team following the sacking of Terry Fenwick which came on the heels of T&T’s exit in the first phase of Concacaf qualifying for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

West Indies cricket legends Sir Learie Constantine and Desmond Haynes were inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame, yesterday, joining a list of 18 West Indies icons that have would have previously received this prestigious honour.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) president, Ricky Skerritt paid tribute to the two new inductees calling them “exemplars” of the game who would have made significant impact in the sport.

Don’t doubt yourself.

Despite a heavy innings and 63-run loss against South Africa inside three days, West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite said he is 100 per cent behind his team as they look to bounce back in the second Test starting Friday.