Local Veterans cricket team, Trinibago Leatherbacks, will be seeking to make Trinidad and Tobago proud, as they are the only local team who will be participating in the seventeenth edition of the Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival to be held in Barbados from the 7th to the 13th May, 2017. Golden Oldies cricket which started in 1984 in Auckland, New Zealand, is built around the spirit of Fun, Friendship and Fraternity. Over the years a number of Ex-Test players have featured for various teams in this well established event that has previously been staged in New Zealand,Austraila, England, Sri Lanka and Canada. About 50 teams will be gathering in Barbados for this World Event, coming from Australia, New Zealand, England ,South Africa and Canada with Trinbago Leatherbacks being the lone Trinidad and Tobago representation. The Leatherbacks outfit will travel with a party of twenty three including former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago player Brenda Solozano, the lone female player in the squad. The Leatherbacks recently hosted the Occidental Cricketers of Australia in a pre-tournament game at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy at Tarouba.
The full touring party is as follows: Larry Sooklalsingh, Angela Sooklalsingh, Suresh Lallan, Patricia Mahabir, Brenda Solozano, Bobby Solozano, Gangadayne Jaglal, Deal Ali, Nizam Khan, Baldath Mahabir, Rumona Mahabir, Hafiz Mohammed, Sherry Mohammed, RJB Singh, Fazad Khan, Balkaran Ramkissoon, Davanand Roopnarine, Pramesh Scheult, Ramesh Pamsumair, Shawn Francis, Phagoo Soomai, Kalaparsad Sanise and Vasant Rambarran.