THE Ashtonbee playing field was a hive of activity
on Saturday, August 20 when the Scarborough
Cricket Association (SCA) staged its Memorial
Day activities in honour of past stalwarts Richard
Ramlall, Vish Jadunauth and Budh-Dave Anandjit.
The occasion also saw the Ramnarine family honouring
their late family members – Terry Ramnarine and Prem
The SCA also used the day to award teams and players
who had performed well during the 2021 season since the
COVID-19 pandemic didn’t allow the League to stage its usual
indoor presentation ceremony.
The late Richard Ramlall was a founder and long-standing executive of
the SCA. He also held the position of President for Victoria
Park Cricket Club (VPCC) for 43 years and was instrumental
in the popular Inter-city games, featuring Scarborough and
Vish Jadunauth, who passed away in February, was credited with being
in the top echelons of the SCA for over 20 years and was its Chief
Financial Officer up until the time of his death, having served in that
post for several terms.
As Junior Coordinator of Cricket Ontario (CO), Jadunauth, was a
qualified West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA)-
trained umpire while also versed in the area of scoring.
He was also the treasurer of the Canada Cricket Umpires
Association (CCUA), and officiated in matches throughout Ontario.
The late Budh-Dave Anandjit also served the SCA with distinction.
Among those in attendance at the Memorial Day activities and
presentation was Scarborough Centre MP Salma Zahid who
praised the SCA for the work it has been doing to sustain cricket in
Scarborough and pledged her continued support.
The MP, who disclosed that she’s also an avid cricket fan, having
born in a family who are cricket lovers, also handed out some of
the prizes, including those to the Premier League winners Naseeb.