PRESIDENT of the Women’s Cricket Federation of Trinidad and Tobago Jocelyn Francois Opadeyi has issued a challenge to corporate entities to come on board and support the development of the game and share in their vision of a bright future.
Opadeyi threw down the gauntlet on Tuesday when her organisation, the TTWCF, in conjunction with the T&T Cricket Board hosted a dinner for the local members of the three West Indies teams which were victorious in ICC tournaments earlier this year.
In spectacular fashion, the Caribbean cricketers swept the world Under-19, and the men’s and women’s senior T20 trophies in a six-week period, with Trinidad and Tobago contributing 17 players on the three teams.
Addressing the cricketers, top officials of the TTCB, invited guests and the media, Opadeyi said the women’s federation continues to invest its time and energy in promoting the opportunities for women in cricket.
However, the administrators desperately need an injection of funds from corporate T&T to take the sport to the next level which she assured will reap rich benefits not only for the women cricketers but for entire communities, and the nation at large.
“Join us as we focus on the important issues which would help to advance women’s cricket and its development for the benefit of our players, supporters, and our country,” said Opadeyi. She said the confidence that the world champion women have instilled in the TTWCF will continue to inspire their future activities and the next generation of stars.