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blink | bmobile Awards $5,000 Worth of Cricket Gear to T10 Community Cricket League, Youth MVP, Tevon Jadoo

T10 Community Cricket League, Youth MVP, Tevon Jadoo

As he himself proclaims; he is the ‘small man’ among the ‘big fellas’, but good things often come in small packages and Tevon Jadoo has consistently proven that. Eighteen-year-old Jadoo was named Youth MVP of the inaugural TV6 T10 Community Cricket League - an award earned not merely through his age. The leg-spinner was not just the most promising youth player in the tournament, but also the leading wicket-taker among all the bowlers, claiming 10 scalps throughout the competition.

Rhonda Lee-Yhapp, Executive Vice President who presented Tevon with his $5, ooo.oo prize said, “This is a proud moment for blink | bmobile. We have so much talent in T&T and we believe that nurturing and motivating these young upcoming stars is vital to the holistic advancement of the nation.” She added that, “Sport is a major part of our culture and blink | bmobile is dedicated to adding value as we support young Tevon and others like him that continue to excel.”

Jadoo, is the much desired product of the community competition that was conceptualized in order to give community teams and lesser known, non professional players the opportunity to showcase their talents. His performance earned him $5,000 worth of cricket gear from blink | bmobile, which he received at the final of the T10 Community Cricket Competition. He would have loved to pair the Youth MVP award with a victory for his team, Cane Farm Cougars however they were defeated by the Charlieville Same Side by 44 runs.

According to Jadoo, the loss will not deter his team, Cane Farm, which was recently promoted to the Championship Division of the National Cricket League. “I think we fell short in the bowling department in this game, but it’s not every time you will be on the winning team, sometimes you have to lose some to win some,” he shared. “But it’s not going to bring our hopes down. We are a fighting team and it’s ok to lose sometimes.”

As for his own performance, Jadoo said he was immensely pleased with how he performed throughout the league and hopes to build on his present form heading into the next season. “I’m pretty proud of my performance throughout the tournament. Being named MVP is a very good accomplishment for me as a young player. I have never been named MVP before, so it’s a first time thing and I am pretty happy.”

The former El Dorado East Secondary student who made the T&T U19 team earlier this year, credited WI opener, Lendl Simmons for the role he plays in the club, sharing that Simmons, is always around helping to groom the players and it is always a plus having a professional player around that they can look up to and observe how he operates.

Another influence on Jadoo’s game, Simmons’ brother, Kerwin, described Jadoo as a very dedicated and disciplined player, who, despite his age, has played a very important role in the team’s success. “Tevon plays an integral role in the club, we expect great things from him and he showed why he deserved to be out there on the field,” said Simmons. “He is always one that we can look to for wickets when we are under pressure and he just grows from strength to strength. He is in the Savannah training every day with us, he has a great attitude, he is a hard worker and he listens to me all the time.”

blink | bmobile congratulates Tevon on his accomplishments and wishes him continued success in his cricket career and in his personal endeavors.