Alloy Lequay: World Legend and True Hero
Alloy Lequay was a political activist and cricket administrator, who was born October 1, 1924, in Port-of-Spain. He had been a sports administrator since the 1940s, contributing to the organisational structure of table tennis and cricket as a founder of the T&T Table Tennis Association (TTTTA). He was also a member of the West Indies Cricket Board of Control and head of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB). He also served as a Member of Parliament and was twice nominated to the Senate.
He received a Chaconia Medal of Trinity (Gold) for sport administration in the 1988 national awards ceremony and the West Indian Tobacco Company Ltd (Witco) awarded him the inaugural Jeffrey Stollmeyer Award for outstanding sport administration. The TTCB went on to win the Stollmeyer award four out of six times under Alloy Lequay’s stewardship. In the political arena, Alloy Lequay became the secretary of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in 1960 and contested two elections. He was elected a Member of Parliament for the district of South Naparima in 1966.
He was also a leader of government business in the Senate during the tenure in office of the National Alliance for Reconstruction, 1986-91.
A Legend for all time and a Legend whose truthful ways will continue to live on. One person who has been a Foreign Affairs Minister named Winston Dookeran said Alloy Lequay was “a man among men, unyielding in his service to his country and fellow man." May we too like Alloy Lequay always be like this forevermore.
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