T&T’s elite athletes Ashton Demurrell, Chike Augustine and Leston Gordon have all successfully graduated from their respective colleges and universities. This comes in light of several graduation ceremonies held in the U.S over the weekend.
All three elite athletes received an athletic-scholarship to the U.S following their participation in the annually hosted Caribbean Hoops 25/8 Exposure Camp in Trinidad.
In the camp’s first edition, Leston Gordon pioneered the success of the programme after obtaining a scholarship to Lee College in Baytown, Texas in 2014.
West Indies cricket legend, Sir Wes Hall has expressed full support for the idea of cricket academies being the “finishing schools” for cricketers with talent and technique.
Speaking at a ceremony following The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Vice-Chancellor’s Cricket Match at the 3Ws Oval at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados recently, the former fast bowler reminded the audience that it had always been the vision of his mentor, Sir Frank Worrell, that there should be “a synergistic approach between education and sport.”
Almost two years after it was discovered that the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board misallocated almost $3 million in funding from the NGC, and six months after the NGC requested the TTCB to repay that money forthwith, the two bodies are still working on a way forward.
"The NGC is still in active discussions with the TTCB as a follow up to the audit to determine a way forward." said NGC communications manager; Lisa Burkett.