Hon. F. Grant Comes On Visit From Trinidad

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Jamaica Gleaner

Delighted To Be Here Once Again After An Absence Of Seven Years
Says Much Interest Is Taken In Intercolonial Cricket Matches To Be Played In Barbados

Hon. Fred Grant, OBEHon. Fred Grant, OBE

THE HON. FRED GRANT, O.B.E., a Nominated Member to the Trinidad Legislative Assembly, President of the West Indian Cricket Board of Control, and head of the firm of T. Geddes Grant, Ltd., arrived in Kingston yesterday morning on the Aluminum Line's steamer Lindvangen from Trinidad. He was met on board ship by Mr. W. C. Buie, local manager of T. Geddes Grant Ltd.

With his customary modesty Mr. Grant told a Gleaner representative who asked for an interview, that he had nothing by way of copy.

"I am delighted to be here again after seven years," he said, "and I am looking forward to a pleasant stay."

That the Hon. gentleman has been taking a keen interest in the football matches being played here between the Trinidad team and Jamaica, was evident to the reporter the moment he said:

"Yes, I am pleased with the results of the footer matches; and I shall look forward to seeing some of the play."

The Hon. Fred Grant Is President of the West Indian Cricket Board of Control. He said cricket was as popular as ever in Trinidad at the moment.

"Much interest," he said, "is being taken in the forthcoming


to be played in Barbados.

"Trinidad is getting up a good side and the feeling at home is that the Trinidadians will make a good show of it, even in the absence of certain players."

Soon after Mr. Grant's arrival he was greeted by members of the local cricketing Authority.