Holding firm in world rankings, TT netball has eyes affixed on 2019 World Cup

By December 13, 2018

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association Pat Butcher expressed satisfaction at the Calypso Girls maintaining their ranking in the International Netball Federation rankings released on Thursday but said their focus is solely on doing well at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool next summer.

TT are ranked 10th but with more ranking points under their belt.

“We have maintained our ranking but we have increased our rating from 98 to 107 points,” she told SportsMax.TV on Thursday.

“We are focussed now on the world cup and we are looking forward to beating teams who are now ranked higher than we are.

“The Litmus test,” she continued, “is in July 2019 and we have our eyes set on that competition where we intend to give our best effort.”

She praised Jamaica for climbing to third in the rankings. That rise would have been helped by Jamaica defeating TT during the Sunshine Series in Jamaica in October when the Calypso Girls had a good showing against the Caribbean queens.

Meanwhile, Barbados are ranked 12th, having dropped a place due mainly to inactivity, according to Nisha Craigwell, president of the Barbados Netball Association.

She told SportsMax.TV that the team that has been in training for next year’s world cup has not played competitively since the Commonwealth Games in April.

Grenada are ranked 22, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 23,  Bermuda 29 and St. Maarten 35.

 

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