The tree-planting exercise took place along the roadway linking the Old Southern Main Road and the NCC facilities.
The plants, all imported fruit trees, were provided by Fizees Hosein and were successfully hatched at his private nursery.
Among the sought-after species were Chinese wax apples, Malaysian Grumichama Cherry, Vietnamese Pois Doux, Indian Barahar, Sapodilla, Brazilian Sweet Tamarind; Pink, and Yellow Poui, Camite, Saijan, Jamaican Ackee, and American Weeping Willow.
Hosein said that the first phase of the project was completed when Dr Alloy Lequay was president and Chief Executive Officer of the TTCB many years ago.
He added that he was pleased to be able to continue the effort to beautify the NCC facility.
TTCB executive member Dr Allen Sammy welcomed the pupils to the NCCand who were supervised by the school’s cricket team manager/coach Rodney Deonanan.
He told them they were privileged to be part of the historic event which will be a legacy left to be enjoyed and admired by all to pass by or visit the cricket centre.
He said that the tree-planting exercise will also prove to be an educational experience for the youngsters, who were all budding sports stars (cricket and track and field) as it is focused on protecting and preserving the environment.
Among the pupils who participated in the effort on Thursday were Giovanni, and Jaylan Nanan the grandchildren of Rangy Nanan, a top off-spinner who also played with for the West Indies; Denesh Ramdin’s nephew Steven Rampersad; and brothers Aneal and AkealRooplal, nephews of Ravi Rampaul.