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Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket on the right pitch

Published: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Anisa Mohan and Savir Nandoo of Gandhi Memorial Vedic School receive their awards for placing first place in the National Cricket Quiz, from Cindy Mohammed, manager, Public and Corporate Affairs, during the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Academic Component 2017 Closing Ceremony and Awards, at Kam Po Vibes Banquet Hall, Chaguanas.

President of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), Azim Bassarath says that Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket is on the right path to developing youth across the region.

He made the comment at the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket prize-giving ceremony yesterday at the Kampo Restaurant in Chaguanas. The TTCB, in collaboration with Scotiabank held the prize-giving for the academic component of the competition and S. Francique Hindu came out on top for the third year running.

Bassarath in his address said: “The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme has for 17 long years been one of our most cherished programmes. The mutual trust and confidence generated among the partners of both teams have endured and persisted in such a deep and rooting manner, that we can readily predict another 17 years of unmitigated continuance.

“Kiddy cricket is more than what meets the eye. To the casual lay observer, this programme is about play. To the initiated, it is about learning and the skill acquisition through play.

“Through play, higher intellectual processes are always at work. The brain is constantly comparing and contrasting, discriminating, selecting and applying, analysing and synthesising, evaluating and strategising, critical thinking and problem solving—all qualities necessary for success in life.”

Also present at the function was Cricket West Indies (CWI) Territorial Development Officer, Kumar Rampath, who was closely involved and gave an overview of the entire tournament. He said the kids involved went way ahead of what was expected and the programme was a real success.

Peter Ghany director of Scotiabank Foundation said he was very happy with the output from the TTCB and is looking forward to even better years ahead.

“We recognise the hard work and dedication of the CWI and TTCB in ensuring the advancement and continuation of the sport locally. This partnership is making great strides in growing the sport of cricket and developing our young people. Of course, the TTCB really works diligently with us on this programme year after year, so Azim, your team, in particular Kumar and Anna—well done and thank you.”

SCOTIABANK HONOUR ROLL

Poem
1st - Kaelynn Dipchand
2nd - Arya Lal
3rd - Saleem Ali
Creating Writing
1st - Kavir Jogie
2nd - Aryana Nanan
3rd - Dhanish Carpen
Art
1st - Riyadh Mohammed
2nd - Aryana Nanan
3rd - Dhanish Carpen
Craft
1st - Mathias Ramhit
2nd Danish Carpen
3rd - Ariana Tapal
Song
1st - San Francique Pres
2nd - San Francique Hindu
3rd - Montevideo Gov’t
Skit
1st - Bamboo Settlement
2nd - Montrose Vedic
3rd - San Francique Pres
Teachers awards
1st - Brendon Ramlal - San Francique Pres
2nd - Sharon Jainarine - Bamboo Settlement
3rd - Brenda Soodeen - Cunaripo Pres
Quiz
1st - Gandhi Memorial Vedic
2nd - Specialist Learning Centre