VIDEO: Barbados Tridents told bring home the new Hero CPL trophy
Captain Jason Holder, Steve Smith and Martin Guptill with sponsors at the mingle held on Friday, at Hilton Barbados.
The new Chairman of the wants the Barbados Tridents to enjoy themselves in the Hero CPL T20, “but fight hard and let we bring home the trophy this time.”
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At one of his first events in his current role as Chairman of the National Sports Council (NSC), Mac Fingall told the Barbados Tridents players to put their best foot forward.
“We want you to give 100 per cent. As long as you give us 100 per cent even if we lose, as long as we see that 100 per cent we will support you all the way through. That is what we expect of you and I believe that we are going to get that.”
He said that he will be at the games and he will do his best to help with marketing to ensure that the audience is great during the home games because the Barbados Tridents are cricketers and entertainers and “we need an audience there."
Furthermore, he said that he is convinced that they have a good shot at the title, so all Barbadians will be rallying behind them.
“We will be supporting you and I’m getting a good feeling… There is a vibe that I’ve already picked up about the competition and I believe we are going to have big numbers this year.
“And I want the Trident contingent whether it’s local or outside, to understand that the Barbadian people know cricket well. The women also know cricket well and they will be watching you and judging you.”
He welcomed the overseas players on the team, and he extended best wishes on behalf of the Minister of Sports, John King, was unable to attend the function. He said that King is a cricket fan and will be in attendance at the matches and “he wants us to do well.”
Noting that Barbados has five games to be played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, and that is the most we’ve ever gotten, the NSC Chair asserted, “that’s fantastic!”
Singer Nikita also encouraged the boys urging them to "go the distance".
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