The time has not yet arrived for selection of Trinidad's intercolonial team to play for the Martinez Shield in Barbados next month, but it is definitely known that some of our leading footballers, who were almost certain of gaining places, will be unable to make the trip.
First and foremost, there is Puss Achong, Trinidad's peerless leftwinger. With his selection to tour England next year almost a certainty, it would have been extremely doubtful for Achong to decide to accompany the side, even though he were able to get leave. His employers have settled that matter for him, and thus is he saved from having any choice in the matter.
Babsey Daniel has recently taken up a new appointment, and he very wisely declines to make any application for leave at this early stage. As he is easily Trinidad's best right-winger, one can realise what a blow it will be for the Colony team to depart leaving its two best wingers behind. These happening cannot be avoided, and they provide chances for testing out new material. I hope the T.A.F.A will act with the greatest deliberation before naming players to fill these two responsible positions in their attacking line.