Sunday 21 October, 2018

Local cricket mourns again

President of the TTCB, Azim Bassarath said that Cape will be remembered as an efficient and dependable servant of cricket.

President of the TTCB, Azim Bassarath said that Cape will be remembered as an efficient and dependable servant of cricket.

Local cricket has been hit another devastating blow with the loss of long-serving administrator Ronald Cape.

This follows the recent passing of veteran umpire Clyde Cumberbatch who was interred only on Friday.

Cape was, in his younger days, a hard-hitting batsman who starred for Police, and after his playing days were over, devoted his life to cricket administration.

The mild-mannered and affable Cape served as secretary of the North Zone of the  Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board from its inception in 1980/81 continuously to 1998/99. 

He was named "Administrator of the Year" in 1998 for his stellar contribution to International Matches Committee of the TTCB.

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Cape also served as manager of the TTCB’s Queen's Park Oval office in Port-of-Spain for over two decades.

On Saturday, president of the TTCB, Azim Bassarath said that Cape will be remembered as an efficient and dependable servant of cricket.

"Ronald was a fixture in the North Zone, and the TTCB Oval office. He will be sadly missed," said Bassarath.

He extended his sincerest condolences on behalf of the TTCB and the local cricket community to the Cape family.

The funeral service for Ronald Cape will be held at the Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Maraval on Monday at 10 am.

His cremation will be on Tuesday at 11 am at the Crematorium on Long Circular Road, St James.