Born to Vincentian parents, but a Barbadian by birth, Roshon Primus took up the offer to play in the Dream 11 Vincy Premier League (VPL), edition 5.0, and he had no regrets.
Representing the Botanical Gardens Rangers, the eventual champions, Primus left his mark during his maiden stint in the competition, as he carted off with the Player of the Tournament award.
Primus, 27, made 228 runs and collected 13 wickets. His tally of wickets equalled other debutants in team mate Ravendra Persaud, and Fort Charlotte Strikers’ Jerome Jones.
For Primus, it was home coming, as he was happy to meet many of his uncles, aunts and other relatives.
“I always wanted to come back to St Vincent and the Grenadines, so I grabbed the opportunity to see my family and spend time with them … I was always looking forward to it”, Primus told SEARCHLIGHT last Sunday, April 25, following his team’s five wicket win over Strikers.
Reflecting on his own performance, Primus related: “ I am happy that we won the tournament , but I think that I could have contributed more”.
Meanwhile, he lauded the interest and vibe that surrounds the VPL.
“I think it is a good tournament … I had a lot of fun … It is very competitive … It is a growing competition and I think it will go a long way”, Primus said.
Having tasted success, as well as bonding with family members, Primus revealed that once the opportunity presents itself, he will be back for future VPLs.
Primus has represented the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, and the Barbados Pride in the regional four-day first class tournament, as well as the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the St Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).