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Faith, family life work for Tridents

EZRA STUART, ezrastuart@nationnews.com

Added 14 October 2019

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Representatives of the sponsors and franchise owners celebrating with the Barbados Tridents’ players at the Grantley Adams International Airport. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

Keeping the faith and staying together as a family. Captain Jason Holder says these were key factors in the Barbados Tridents franchise capturing their second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 cricket title.

“We stuck together. We had some tough losses, especially at home in Barbados and it was hard to regroup but we had a few deep conversations and we stuck together as a family, and I think that was the main thing in getting through this period,” Holder said after the players returned home to a hero’s welcome at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

The Tridents, who were met by family members, well-wishers, representatives of the sponsors and team owners, defied the odds to snap an 11-match unbeaten streak by Guyana Amazon Warriors with a 27-run victory in Saturday’s final at the Brian Lara Stadium.

“We had some challenging games at the back half and we really peaked at the back half of the tournament, which is important. Words can’t explain how we feel. . . . It is a good feeling, obviously to win any trophy. For me, personally, it just goes a long way. It is an example of my hard work and the support of the teammates was tremendous,” Holder said. (EZS)

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