The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) NGC Twenty20 Festival will be the first major tournament to be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba. This was confirmed by chairman of the TTCB National League Patrick Rampersad yesterday following the announcement by Minister of Sport Darryl Smith that the long-awaited venue was finally completed and that it would be handed over to the Ministry of Sport in the next few weeks.
Batting legends to open Lara Academy
SPORTS Minister Daryl Smith yesterday announced that the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba will be formally opened on May 13. The facility was initially scheduled to be completed in 2007 for the ICC World Cup but lengthy delays, change of contractors, and concerns over the suitability of the soil for its construction saw costs sky-rocket and a decade elapse.