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Victor Nancoo—great servant passes on
A great foot soldier of T&T’s cricket Victor Nancoo passed away on Monday evening at the age of 67. Nancoo who hailed from La Plaisance Road, La Romain, suffered multiple strokes over the past few years but the last one on January 12, proved to be fatal. His funeral takes place tomorrow at 3.30 pm at Belgroves, San Fernando. Nancoo came into cricket in the days of the Numbers cricket league in the early 80s. He forged close relations with many administrators and players and will be remembered as one of the most generous people you could find.
President of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) Azim Bassarath said the passing of Nancoo was very sad.
“Victor was someone that did a lot for cricket in the early stages of the Trinidad Cricket Council coming into being. He played an integral part in the sponsorship of cricket and cricket owes him a debt of gratitude. “I will like to send condolences to his family and to tell them that they must be proud of a man who served people in this country.” Guardian sports editor Valentino Singh described Nancoo as one who was not only passionate about cricket, but someone who loved life. “He helped everyone, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a friend who truly understood what the word meant.”