The champions of the last Stanford 20/20 cricket competition amongst teams from the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, were invited to participate in the T20 Champions League in India, an event that only just concluded and in which the Trinidadians emerged second-placed finishers to the powerful New South Wales team from Australia.
Many cricket enthusiasts in the Caribbean the Trinidadians were followed as thought they were the West Indies. Many told of their eagerness to know the fortunes of the team at every turn.
The performance of the Trinidad and Tobago team at the Champions League has many lessons for us in the Caribbean and this Column seeks to address some of them. The list is by no means an exhaustive one.