Minister of Sport Brent Sancho has sent deepest condolences to the family and friends of former sporting administrative icon, Dr Alloy Lequay, who passed away on Sunday.
Commenting on Lequay’s passing, Sancho said, “Alloy Lequay was a giant in the sport industry in Trinidad and Tobago for decades and continued to advise others long after he relinquished his position at the helm of the (TT) Cricket Board. Many do not know that he also contributed in the sport of table tennis and to our country’s political history, serving as a member of both houses of Parliament. His determination and passion for sport are well documented and acclaimed, not just here at home but in the region. His was a life well lived and he will be missed. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and to the sport community at this time.”
Dr Lequay, who died at the age of 90, gave his life to the development of sport administration in Trinidad and Tobago and was recognised nationally in later years for his contributions, having been awarded with the Chaconia Gold medal in 1988. Most recently, he was conferred in 2012 with an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of the West Indies.
Undoubtedly, one of Lequay’s enduring legacies is the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Development Centre in Couva which opened its doors in 2002.
Also paying respect to Dr Lequay was the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee through its president, Brian lewis.
“Mr Lequay left an indelible mark during his long and meritorious contribution to sport and the history of sport in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. He played a key role in the de-centralisation of cricket in Trinidad and Tobago and was influential in table tennis. It was the vision of the former cricket administrator to acquire lands for a National Cricket Centre, which houses among other things the Sir Frank Worrell Development Centre and an international-size cricket field. May His Soul Rest In Peace,” said Lewis.