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 PRESIDENT Azim BASSARATH
 SECRETARY Surujdeth Mahabir
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The time has come to cultivate beach cricket and the eventual marketing of this version of the sport, in an effort to boost this country’s sport tourism efforts says Baldath Mahabir executive member of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB).

Read more: TTCB ready to host World Beach Festival

Alescon Comets have recently captured attention based on their rise on the domestic cricket scene and for this president of the club Dinanath Ramnarine is giving credit to the club’s ‘player focus’ approach.

Read more: Dinas: Player focus leads to Comets’ success

The West Indies cricket team, with all their bling and bravado, are the very incarnation of the modern game. Stick them in whites, send them out to face a bunch of gimlet-eyed Aussies, and they will be lucky to extend a Test match to a third day. But give them maroon pyjamas, a white ball and a pumping soundtrack, and they will smack you into next week.

Read more: How West Indies' Twenty20 success could save Test cricket

As a cricket fan whose love of the game was nurtured in the 1970s and 1980s, I know a thing or two about Caribbean sporting dominance.

Read more: David Owen: Beyond the boundary – what makes the Caribbean such a fascinating sporting region

A few weeks ago the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee ( TTOC ) pulled together some of the country’s brightest entrepreneurial, business and public sector minds. The hugely positive discussions focused on the big dream of building a huge and sustainable sport industry.

Read more: A T&T multibillion sports industry by 2030