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By October 20, 2018

More games in Trinidad and Tobago have had to be abandoned after severe weather in Trinidad and Tobago has led to severe flooding in the twin-island republic. 

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley,has called the widespread flooding across the island, caused by heavy rainfall overnight, a ‘national disaster’.

 “This is a national disaster, the flooding is quite widespread and quite severe and it is going to cost a lot of money to bring relief to people who have been affected. Notwithstanding whatever shortages we are experiencing we will have to find the resources to help,” said Rowley.

Since the rains began, three games have been abandoned, though the latest, between the Combined Colleges and Campuses Marooners and USA Cricket was to have taken place in Barbados.

Today a game between the Guyana Jaguars and the Windward Islands Volcanoes was abandoned.

Likewise, a game scheduled for Friday between the Windies B and the T&T Red Force was also a non-starter.

In the last game from Zone B the weather allowed, half-centuries from emerging talents Jonathan Drakes, Amir Jangoo and Kjorn Ottley helped the Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners enhanced their chances of reaching the semi-finals with a comprehensive, 125-run victory.

Drakes hit the top score of 70 from 98 balls, spiced with a half-dozen boundaries, Jangoo supported with 62 from 76 balls and Ottley made 57 from 67 balls, as the Marooners fortified their hold on second place in the group with a bonus-point victory that carried them to 20 points.

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