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Published:Friday | January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

T&T squad

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board yesterday announced a 13-man squad for their opening round match against Combined Campuses and Colleges in the WICB four-day first class competition which bowls off next week from January 8-11.

Squad - Daren Ganga (captain), Dave Mohammed, Lendl Simmons, Jason Mohammed, Ravi Rampaul, Denesh Ramdin, Imran Khan, Sherwin Ganga, Sunil Narine, Rayad Emrit, Richard Kelly, Amit Jaggernauth, Justin Guillen, Kelvin Williams (coach), Ronald Rogers (physio), Colin Borde (manager).

Goalie to the rescue

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC):

Goalkeeper Andre Marchan saved a second-half penalty as Trinidad and Tobago Under-23s kept their 100 per cent tour record intact with a battling 3-2 victory over Premier Division Champions Devonshire Cougars at a chilly National Sports Centre on Wednesday night.

T&T's Serbian coach Zoran Vranes said afterwards he was more than satisfied with his team's performance, adding: "It was a good test for us."

As the temperature plummeted to 12 degrees Celsius the young Soca Warriors fell behind early on - as they had before in trouncing the Bermuda Under-23s 5-2 on Monday - but recovered to lead 3-1 at the interval until coming under pressure in the second half.

Pink balls

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):

Long-serving West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director Chetram Singh is not in tune with the regional governing body over the introduction of pink balls in the forthcoming first-class season.

The WICB is introducing the pink balls for day/night fixtures in the new-look West Indies first-class season starting early January but Singh, the Guyana Cricket Board president, believes the introduction of these unfamiliar balls is too sudden.

"I would have been more appreciative if we were given an opportunity to try it out locally or in the territories, let's say we play some Inter-County matches with them or some of our practice matches," Singh stated in an NCN Television story.