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T&T minister scolds Bravo

Published:Thursday | July 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

Trinidad and Tobago Sports Minister Anil Roberts has scolded Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo for public statements he made protesting a decision to change the name of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel for the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which began in Grenada last weekend.

Following their opening victory over Barbados Tridents Zouks, Bravo criticised the decision to drop the words Trinidad and Tobago from the franchise, which will now be known as Red Steel.

In a letter to the Red Steel manager, Colin Borde, which was copied to CPL CEO Damien O'Donohoe and T&T Cricket Board president Azim Bassarath, Roberts called Bravo's outburst "disrespectful and improper".

"As an employee in a privately run tournament, it is improper and completely disrespectful for him to publicly challenge the rules and regulations regarding the use of a country's name and also publicly attempt to belittle the valid concerns and legal responsibilities of an elected representative of that nation's government," the Trinidad and Tobago sports minister wrote.