Port of Spain, Trinidad â€” Just weeks after West Indies spinner Sunil Narine underwent testing at the International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited University of Loughborough Bio-Mechanical testing facility, the University of T&T (UTT) is positioning itself to host similar facilities to support not only regional cricket, but all competitive sporting teams across the Caribbean.
This was revealed by National Sport Ambassador and Senior Manager of Sports at UTT, Daren Ganga. The former Test opener also got the ear of Dr Guy Jackson, Operations Manager of the National Cricket Performance Centre of the English Cricket Board (ECB), a facility that is hosted by the Loughborough University. Dr Jackson indicated that he will discuss with the ECB and the WICB to look at ways of supporting this venture.
WICB President David Cameron has already been briefed on the project and post tour meetings will flesh out the details, to bring the one-of-a-kind facility to the Caribbean.
At the conclusion of the meeting yesterday, Ganga told T&T Guardian: â€œThis is ground breaking stuff for our sports and more particularly for cricket in the region. It will give hope to our people so we cannot be embarrassed on the international stage, as is the case now.â€