TTCB Honours Aguilleira For MCC Life Membership

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TTCB Honours Aguilleira For MCC Life Membership

Former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago women’s cricket captain Merissa Aguilleira, has been described as an icon whose exploits are worthy of emulation.

Aguilleira continues to receive accolades after being named by the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club in England in their 2023 cohort of Honorary Life Members.

The wicketkeeper/batsman is the first West Indian woman to be given the honour by the custodians of the former governing body for world cricket whose headquarters is the famous Lord’s ground in London.

Recently Aguilleira was the recipient of a plaque presented by Azim Bassarath, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva.

Present were Arjoon Ramlal, First Vice President of the TTCB, its General Secretary Altaf Baksh, President of the T&T Women’s Cricket Association Ann Browne-John, and members of the national Under- 19, and Leewards teams participating in the triangular series with Barbados.

Ramlal lauded the accomplishments of Aguilleira and traced her humble background growing up and learning the game in the rural village of Moruga.

He said her perseverance and resilience is greatly admired and she had done much to place the West Indies women cricketers on the world map consistently leading the team to the highest levels from 2019 to 2015.

Also speaking at the impromptu function was Baksh who noted Aguilliera won an ICC World Cup winners’ medal and finished the game with more than 100 dismissals behind the stumps.

Baksh said the TTCB needs more Merissa Aguilleiras to make an input in nurturing and developing young talent as she did as a coach of the successful Trinbago Knight Riders team in the inaugural CPL last season.