Full name Martin Joel Prashad
Born August 31, 1959, Albion, Berbice, British Guiana
Died October 26, 2000, Toronto, Ontario (aged 41 years 56 days)
Major teams Canada
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|List A span||1996/97 - 1996/97|
Martin was born in Albion, Guyana August 31 1959 and after being selected to
Senior Trials for Guyana at a young age, migrated to Toronto with his
family. Sadly he left us on October 26, 2000 - at far too young an age.
Martin would have been an asset, on or off the field in ICC Trophy 2001.
Martin like the late Ken Bullock and the late pioneer Charles Wilson,
regrettably will not be present in person next year to see fruits of their
labours. Cricket Canada must work to make MJP, KB and CW proud. Only hard
work, devoted preparation and stellar on-field performances and success can
do that! ICC Trophy 2001 must be the ultimate tribute to people who have
served Canadian cricket.
Martin is survived by son Duane 12, wife Jeannie (hospitalized at present),
mother, sister and brothers including Paul, current national team player &
Vice Captain. He is survived also by innumerable club, league and other
friends in Canada, USA and internationally. Canada will miss his ready
smile, his class and his graciousness. There is no doubt that he will be
watching us in ICC Trophy 2001!
In Toronto, Martin first played with Caribs C.C., in a friendly fixture
before moving on to outstanding successes with Overseas, Vikings, Toronto &
District , Ontario and Canadian teams. Martin was an outstanding batsman
and useful off-spin bowler. He was Captain or Vice-Captain at League,
Provincial, Regional and at National Level.
Among his many accomplishments were ICC Trophy (Associates Trophy)
appearances for Canada in 1986 (England), 1990 (Holland) and in 1994
(Holland ). He also appeared for Canada against the USA(1983), Jamaica
(1984), Bermuda (1985), Barbados (1987), Denmark (1988), Holland and Denmark (1989).
Among his many outstanding innings, perhaps his best remembered will be his
magnificent innings of 104 runs against Jamaica in 1984. He was cool under
pressure, tough and smart, but played the game as it should be played. He
was a team player and leader.