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Surujdath Mahabir ... SSCL boss.

The Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) council, led by former national cricketer Surujdath Mahabir, has decided to assist its student-athletes using several teachers, who are involved in school cricket, to do online classes for cricketers in English and Mathematics.

Mahabir said: “We are trying to reach out to our cricket students who will be writing the CSEC exams. We are willing to offer online assistance in Maths and English. We think that at this time we have to step forward as teachers and assist our cricketers.

“Those interested can send an email to [email protected] They must indicate name, school, and WhatsApp number.”

Mahabir has taken secondary schools’ cricket administration to another level in T&T, with successfully run age-group competitions over the years.

“These are trying times for all and as a national sports body we think that we should get on board in terms of assisting to provide that extra assistance for our cricketers both male and female who have the important CSEC exams coming up,” he said.

“We at the SSCL always impress upon our players the importance of a good education and while we have no cricket right now, we will be there for them in terms of assisting them academically. We want to develop not just the cricketer. We want to produce for T&T a well-rounded citizen and this is why we always look at holistic development.”

Mahabir, who is also general secretary of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), said there is no word as to when cricket will restart in the country as the board will seek the guidance of the government before even thinking about getting the cricket back up and running.