Trinidad and Tobago’s upbeat sporting rivalry with Jamaica continues today with cricket and badminton in particular focus.
At 4 o’clock this afternoon the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel face Jamaica Tallawahs in Basseterre, St Kitts in a decisive Caribbean Premier League T-20 match.
The match winner advances to a semifinal showdown tomorrow with the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the winner of this match faces the Barbados Tridents in the final on Saturday.
From 11 am today (TT time), several Trinidad and Tobago teenagers will be gearing up for singles and doubles matches against their Jamaican counterparts as competition continues in the Caribbean Badminton Confederation’s two-part championships being held in Jamaica.
Jada Renales and Britney Mohammed hold singles engagements in the Girls Under-17 bracket of competition against Jamaicans while Mohammed and Renaldo Sinanan, Renales and Jerome Charles as well as Ralista Wong and Joshua Smith have mixed doubles matches on schedule.
Ananda Ramsingh and Brandon Khillawan also have a mixed doubles match in the Under-15 division.
Reece Marcano and Travis Sinanan are paired against a Jamaican duo in Boys Under-11 doubles.
Trinidad and Tobago senior and junior teams have already lost out to the Jamaicans in the team championship, both TT teams beaten 3-nil in the best-of-five match finals.