The Digital Journalist
©Steve Raymer
It matters little to Trinidadians whether the venue is a village green or a gleaming stadium that seats 25,000 like Queen's Park Oval in Port-of-Spain, the largest cricket ground in the West Indies. Cricket is the top sport in Trinidad and most other islands colonized by Great Britain. East Indians first made their mark in cricket with Trinidadian Sonny Ramadhin, who played for the West Indies team in the 1950s. He was followed by the likes of Rohan Kahnai, Alvin Kallicharan, and in recent years by players like Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, and Mahendra Nagamooto--all household names in the Caribbean islands and much of the British Commonwealth.