Thursday, 21st January, 2021
Coming out to ‘Play’: Editor in chief of Play Caribbean Sports magazine Naim Khan, left, lines up with Trinidad and Tobago cricketers Imran Khan and Rayad Emrit, T&T manager Manohar Ramsaran and Safari Publications Co Ltd director Alliyah Eniath for the launch of the new magazine Saturday at the President’s Box, Queen’s Park Oval. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

We’re coming out to PLAY!

By Mark Pouchet. 

The latest sporting magazine was launched on Saturday with a hard copy glossy magazine and a website.

PLAY Caribbean Sports Magazine, published by Safari Publications Company Limited was introduced to advertisers and the public at the President’s Box, Queen’s Park Oval.

The 48-page first issue carries Barbados’ Dwayne Smith on the cover and includes articles and features on West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, perennial cricket journalist and commentator Tony Cozier and the Brazilian World Cup Experience.

The publication will be distributed at magazine racks and newsstands in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, and throughout the region, and the West Indian diaspora after Easter.

“Play Caribbean is focused on the Caribbean’s finest sports personalities of all disciplines past , present future both on and off the field. Play captures our sporting history and heroes and tells the story of the human spirit, of that bond between our athletes and those who love them,” said editor-in-chief Naim Khan, adding that Play will also tell the story of the Caribbean as a region.

“We will wear our critique hats and praise and assess our athletes and administrators. Our administrators need to be held accountable. Accountability works in the business fraternity and it must also work in sport,” he said.

Contributors to the magazine include sports writers Joseph “Reds” Perreria, Nasser Khan, Renaldo Matadeen, Sheldon Waithe and editor-at-large, sport legend and FIFA technician, Alvin Corneal.

Safari Publications, the company that was awarded the exclusive rights to publish The Official Guide to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Germany, long before the Soca Warriors had qualified and The Official Guide to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and The Official Guide to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, has also secured the rights for the region to publish The Official Guide to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil that targets a wide audience from young adults to seniors. The company has also secured the rights to publish a 2014 FIFA Sticker Album.

Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago men’s senior cricket squad Manohar Ramsaran said: “It is always a pleasure for me to come when we do positive things. This magazine Play (Caribbean Sports) seems to be one that would help us to promote sport in T&T.”

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