In central Trinidad, covered in tangled vines, towering trees and green vegetation as far as the eye can see, one can find the evidence of a once thriving cocoa, coffee and citrus industry.
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Clarke Road proud of Pooran’s achievements
Nicholas Pooran’s amazing innings versus Australia, at the on-going U-19 World Cup in Dubai, once again demonstrated the quality of youth development work being done at First Citizens Clarke Road United.
Having started its development programme in 1994, under the watchful eye of Kumar Rampat, the club has contributed meaningfully to the careers of a vast number of National, Regional and International players including, but not limited too, Mukesh Persad, Daren Ganga, David Sultan, Suruj Ragoonath, Gregory Mahabir, Sherwin Ganga, Gibran Mohammed, Kenton Thompson, Surujdath Mahabir, Rishi Bachan, Dr Tishan Maraj.
In recent times, the clubs efforts have been in focus via the exploits of Adrian Barath, Derone Davis, Ranga Latchana and now Nicholas Pooran.
Many Regional cricketers have benefited from the expertise of, the clubs coaching staff, headed by Dasrath Maharaj and including Roland Sampath, Glen Dwarika, Mukesh Persad, Usha Roopnarine, Simboonath Beepath and Ravi Ramnarine.
President of the club Baldath Mahabir, said the club would like to congratulate Nicholas Pooran on his century and two half centuries at the Youth World Cup and to also offer congratulations to Krishmar Santokie on his selection to the West Indies T-20 World Cup Squad.
Mahabir added that the club would also like to thank their long standing corporate patrons First Citizens, UTT, Unipet and Flavorite Foods.