The superb timing of Trinidad and Tobago cricketer Darren Bravo’s strokeplay has already won him global attention. His “tweets” aren’t bad either.
Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Azzim Bassarath is not a fan, though.
Bravo recently posted two unflattering photos of the dressing room used by national players on his Twitter account, which subsequently prompted a television news report. But Bassarath used the graduation of the TTCB Cricket Academy to slam Bravo’s “U Report” and informed aspiring cricketers as to what administrators really think of them.
“We’re aware that maintenance work is sorely needed and late last year,” said Bassarath, in a Trinidad Newsday report. “I publicly stated that we were spending $1 million to refurbish our Balmain facility. We have started this work at the Alloy Lequay Administration Centre…”
So, to paraphrase: Pipe down, Bravo. We will get to the players right after our own administrative offices are nice and comfy.
Bassarath went further.
“Also on the positive side, our Minister of Sport (Anil Roberts) publicly announced his understanding of the need for maintenance work,” he said, “and pledged his full support to have the Balmain facility, including this, the Sir Frank Worrell Development Centre, fully refurbished and brought up to a standard to accommodate regional and international cricket.”
The TTCB has the refurbishment of its facilities under such competent control that the Sport Ministry felt obliged to step in and help. No thanks to Bravo’s tweet, of course.
Mr Live Wire knows where Bassarath should look if he wants to see what a real twit looks like.