TTCB Gifts Cricket Gear to Prison Inmates

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TTCB Gifts Cricket Gear to Prison Inmates

The Prisons Service is the beneficiary of a presentation of several items of cricket gear from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board which will be used in the rehabilitation programs of inmates.

The hand-over was made by President of the TTCB, Azim Bassarath,  on Tuesday to Prison Officers 1  Sean Ramnarine and Stephen Farrell, at the National Cricket centre in Balmain, Couva.

The gift of windball bats and balls is expected to greatly assist in the recreational activities involving the inmates, and officers.

Mr Bassarath said he was very happy to be involved in the Prisons Services initiative to provide activities for the inmates to contribute to their health and wellbeing as well as prepare them for their eventual release to society.

President Bassarath said it was important for the TTCB to create opportunities in the sport for everyone and become truly inclusive regardless of their status.

Mr Bassarath said this is not the first time the national cricket organisation has partnered with the Prisons Service.

The TTCB President commended the Prisons Service for taking a keen interest in channeling the interest and energies of the incarcerated into a wholesome and useful activity.

He  pledged the full support of the TTCB in similar efforts in the future.