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Gary gets it wrong

The Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board held a function on Sunday 'Honouring Brian Lara' and his achievements. The Minister of Sport, MP Gary Hunt, spoke and well... what can I say... he kinda got some things wrong... I could have let them slide but what he got wrong is shameful...

First thing... Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board of Control... Gary... they are known as the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board... ok when they were incorporated by an Act of Parliament there was the word Control but it was subsequently dropped... long before you came into office too...

Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board
Constitution
Preamble

The national authority for the promotion of the game of cricket in Trinidad and Tobago was founded on the 26th June 1956 under the name Trinidad Cricket Council.
The Board was incorporated under Act 34 of 1989 on the 28th day of July 1989.
A review of the Constitution was made at a Special General Meeting held on Saturday 28th June 2003 after a draft was submitted to all stakeholders for comment and amendments.

Article 1
The organization (formerly known as the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board of Control) shall be called the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board.


read their constitution for even more info...

the next mistake is the REAL thing... d man got Brian Lara's records wrong... well not all of them... Mr. Lara, who is perhaps the best batsman (not cricketer) ever, had world record scores of 375 and 501*... not 365 and 556... as the Minister of Sport you shouldn't have erred on these matters... considering you had the correct info for other stats...

Mr. Minister next time call the man and ask him... call the TTCB and ask them for his stats... you could even check Wikipedia (I dont consider it a reliable source)... so instead of promising the stadium would be completed and big games to be played in it... get the stats correct...

watch the vid of his entire speech... blunders included

2 comments:

  1. oh gawd ..... even clueless me .... know dat is 375 and 501!! .... ah check meh keyboard ..... tuh see if it was typos ... de 365 one coulda been ...... but 556 coulda never be a typo of 501 ....

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  2. bandwagonist17/4/08 09:35

    if it was indeed a typo it would only mean that he was totally insincere about everything... because he would just be reading prepared nonsense... any self respecting Minster should have the knowledge to accurately disseminate information relating to his/her field... and Brian Lara is a multiple World Record Holder... also an Ambassador of Sport for Trinidad & Tobago...

    who cyar remember 375, 400 and 501 when it comes to the Prince of Port-of-Spain

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