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Be Careful Cops Pond Boys

BE CAREFUL emerged winners of the recent Pond Boys Sports Club T10 Inter Village Mixed Windball Cricket Tournament. Runners up were Limers, with Showstoppers claiming third place, and Haniff Bomb Squad in fourth. “Player of the Match” in the final was Aneesha Ali Hosein of Limers while the “Most Disciplined Team” award was copped by Rising Stars. “Most Outstanding Youth” was Under-15 player Jonathan Jebodh of the President Squad, while Wish Monsterz grabbed the […]

BE CAREFUL emerged winners of the recent Pond Boys Sports Club T10 Inter Village Mixed Windball Cricket Tournament.

Runners up were Limers, with Showstoppers claiming third place, and Haniff Bomb Squad in fourth.

“Player of the Match” in the final was Aneesha Ali Hosein of Limers while the “Most Disciplined Team” award was copped by Rising Stars.

“Most Outstanding Youth” was Under-15 player Jonathan Jebodh of the President Squad, while Wish Monsterz grabbed the “Most Promising Team” prize.

The award for the “Most Entertaining Team” went to Novo Stars.

The most wickets (male) was won by Waseem Haniff of Haniff Bomb Squad while the

most runs (male) were scored by Wasim Ali of Be Careful.

Most wickets among the females was taken by Aneesha Ali Hosein of Limers who was also adjudged “Woman of the Series”.

The female scoring the most runs was Nyla Amin of Rising Stars while the “Best Catch of the Series” was snared by Simi Mohammed of the President Squad

There was also a prize for the hat‐trick taken by Wayne Diablo of Show Stoppers.

The Princes Town based Pond Boys Sports Club is continuing to make its mark as an organization devoted to building and developing their community. At 25 years old, the organization has a stellar track record of consistent community-building activities, which started under the stewardship of first President Farzan Mohammed and founding members Farouk Mohammed and Allimudin Mohammed, with the vision of “let’s develop a playground for the community.”

In a fulfillment of this idea, the former playground can now boast a fully-lit field and a spanking new pavilion, both recent additions, allowing community activities well into the night. One of the first such activities to make full use of the new amenities is the recently concluded inaugural T10 Inter Village Mix Night Windball Cricket tournament, which is a prelude to many more to follow.

The T10 Night Cricket tournament featured mixed seven-a-side teams with at least one female and attracted eight teams sporting creative names like Haniff Bomb Squad, Be Careful, Wish Monsterz and others.

The community was entertained in the pavilion by tassa drumming hen boundaries were hit, and between overs. Funny ball by ball commentary over the PA system further added to the energetic atmosphere and community spirit.

Outstanding individual and team performances were rewarded at the after-match prize distribution ceremony which was followed by fireworks. Celebrations went well into the night and the atmosphere was electric.

President of the club, Shazan “Jimmy” Mohammed together with his executive has planned a number of other community-building activities, including:

  • Another T10 cricket tournament
  • A beautification project for the facility a “Plant-a-tree” drive
  • Family Sports Day and All Fours competition
  • Ongoing activities like coaching clinics, Zumba classes etc.

Their aim is to have many activities and events to include everyone- kids, youths and adults (male and female). IT related activities are also on the table such as online gaming tournament, drone competitions and much more.

President Mohammed also revealed two major infrastructural improvements are on the drawing board involving a walking track and a clubhouse. The walking track is a priority to accommodate individuals who make their walking or jogging laps daily after work.

The efforts of Pond Boys have not gone un-noticed and the club has been approached by the MP for Naparima to participate in an inter-constituency activity this year. The the national women’s cricket team has also expressed an interest in hosting an event at the facility.

The club thanked former Minister of Public Utilities and MP for Naparima Nizam Baksh

for setting the flood lighting project in motion back in 2013 together with Councillor Rafi Mohammed.

And moving it forward to fruition was current Councillor Deryck Mathura together with MP for Naparima Rodney Charles, and the Naparima Constituency Executive.

President Mohammed thanked everyone who have assisted in every way possible for the club’s achievements and looks forward to the continued support as they bring families and communities together through sports.

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