T&T all rounder Rayad Emrit has been called up to the West Indies' Twenty20 International squad ahead of the three match series later this month in New Zealand.
This is the first time Emrit has been called up to the T20I squad. He is one of five Trinbagonians named in the 14-man squad. The other four include Samuel Badree, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, and Jason Mohammed.
The West Indies 'A' team beat Sri Lanka 'a' in the third and final ODI last night.
Sheldon Cottrell was named the man of the match as the Windies 'A' romped to a 45-run win.
The Jamaican grabbed four for 19 to help skittle out the visitors for just 107 runs.
They were chasing 153 runs after the hosts themselves struggled in their innings.
Shamarh Brooks top-scored for the Windies 'A' with 35 while Andrew McCarthy made 27.
The victory meant the series finish one-all with the second ODI rained out.
Twenty-eight years ago, on November 19th, 1989, Trinidad and Tobago's Strike Squad needed only a draw to qualify for the 1990 World Cup Final in Italy.
But in a heart-wrenching game at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, the United States won 1-0 to knock T&T out of the World Cup.
Tonight, Trinidad and Tobago's Soca Warriors have returned the favour.
In similar fashion, the United States came to Trinidad and Tobago needing only a draw to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year.
Trinidad and Tobago will not be going to next year's World Cup in Russia, regardless of the outcome of the final qualifier against the United States on Tuesday.
And not the country loses its position as the smallest country to ever have qualified for the World Cup.
The kudos now go to Iceland.
Iceland beat Kosovo 2-0 in Reykjavik on Monday to confirm their position as Group I winners in UEFA qualifying and become the smallest nation ever to reach a FIFA World Cup, a ranking held by T&T until now.