Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team: competitions
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team: First-Class Cricket CompetitionsLogo Tournament Wins Years Regional Four Day Competition 4 1969–70, 1970–71, 1984–85, 2005–06
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team: Limited Overs Cricket CompetitionsLogo Tournament Wins Years Super50 Cup 13 1978–79, 1980–81, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1995–1996 (shared), 1996–1997, 2004–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2009, 2009–2010, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2020–21
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team: Twenty20 Cricket CompetitionsLogo Tournament Wins Years
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team: Current SquadEvin Lewis Batsman
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team: club from West India
The Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team is officially called the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and officially represents Trinidad and Tobago in international cricket matches. Let’s talk about this command in more detail.
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team – The history
Cricket is a fairly popular sport worldwide, but it is especially loved in the Caribbean countries, the Trinidad and Tobago is no exception. There is a fierce rivalry on the cricket field between the countries of the Caribbean region.
For the Trinidad and Tobago, “serious” competition began in 1869, when the Trinidad team played for the first time against the Demerara (now the territory of Guyana). After that, the Trinidad took part in the Inter-Colonial Tournament.
In 1962 the Trinidad and Tobago became independent, and this was the beginning of the history of the Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team. Later, starting in the 1965-66 season, the Trinidad and Tobago competed in the Shell Shield tournament, winning the first title in the 1969-70 season.
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Achievements
This team represents the country in the framework of the championships, where the Caribbean countries compete with each other. For example, such competitions include the West Indies’ Professional Cricket League (the Regional Four Day Competition and the NAGICO Regional Super50).
However, to qualify for the larger international tournaments, Trinidad and Tobago players need to join the West-Indies, a full member of the ICC.
The list of current achievements of the Trinidad and Tobago national team is on the table:
- the Domestic One-Day competition (Regional Super50 Cup) 1978–79, 1980–81, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1995–1996, 1996–1997, 2004–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2009, 2009–2010
- the Regional Four Day Competition (Shell Shield) 1969–70, 1970–71, 1975–76, 1984–85, 2005–06
- the Caribbean Twenty20 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
- Stanford 20/20 2008
- the Trans-Atlantic Twenty20 Champions Cup 2008
- the Inter-Colonial Tournament (canceled for now) 1901-02, 1903-04, 1907-08, 1909-10, 1921-22, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1928-29, 1931-32, 1933-34 , 1936–37, 1938–39
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team line-up and famous players
As in any other club, in the Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team the composition of the players does not remain the same but is constantly rebuilt to provide the team with the highest possible level of play. In 2021, for the start of the Regional Super 50 Cup, the squad was announced as follows: Kieron Pollard (team captain), Darren Bravo (vice-captain), Akeal Hosein, Lendl Simmons, Imran Khan, Jayden Seales, Evin Lewis, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Mohammed, Dinesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Anderson Phillip, Kjorn Ottley, Nicholas Pooran, Khary Pierre.
At various times, the following world-famous players played in the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force:
- Learie Constantine – this man is famous not so much for his cricket career as for his contribution to the development of society. Learie played 18 test matches before World War II and took the West-Indies’ first wicket in a Test cricket match. But he preferred to associate his career with politics. He opposed racial discrimination and was instrumental in getting Britain to pass the Race Relations Act in 1965. Learie Constantine was knighted in 1962 and became the first black peer in 1969.
- Jackie Grant is a Trinidad and Tobago player who played with the West Indies team and was the captain of the test cricket team from 1930 to 1935. After completing his career, Jackie became a missionary to South Africa and Rhodesia (now part of Zimbabwe).
- Clifford Roach – This Trinidad player also took part in the first international test match of the West Indies, and two matches later earned the first two hundred (centuries) for the team. Before making any success in test matches, Clifford toured England with the West Indies and earned over 1,000 runs for the team.
In addition, the team included Herman Griffith, Nelson Betancourt, Rolph Grant and others.
Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team and ICC
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are not members of the ICC at the moment, although the Trinidad and Tobago are actively cooperating with this organization, for example, providing a platform for the ICC U-19 World Cup scheduled for 2022.