"I didn't have any relatives here at the time," he said. "I had to share a bed with a stranger which was hard for me to come to terms with because back home I had my own room with furniture.
He said: "For us to be able to book the cricket grounds, we had to use a white guy to book it for us. We named him president of the club but it was made up of Barbadians, Guyanese, Jamaicans and Trinidadians."
He said: "If there is something you want to do, don't let anything get in your way. There is no such thing as bad luck."