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Date Published: 2019-06-20
Region & WICB News
Four Barbadians in West Indies Under-15 squad for tour to England
St. John’s, Antigua, June 20 - (www.bcacricket.org) – Four Barbadians are in a 14-member West Indies Under-15 squad for a tour of England in August.
They will take part in a series of matches sponsored by the Barmy Army.
The Barbadians are Nathan Sealy, Kamario Grant, Joshua Morris and Rashad Worrell.
Sealy has been appointed as co-captain with fellow left-arm spinner Andrew Rambarran of Trinidad & Tobago.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) interim junior selection panel, comprising all of the head coaches of the teams that participated in this year’s West Indies Under-15 Championship, as well as CWI high performance coach Graeme West recommended the co-captains.
“The panel has identified Nathan and Andrew as two potential leaders and that they should be given the opportunity to share the captaincy during the period of the tour,” said West.
“When one is captain, the other will be vice-captain. Both young men have led their respective sides during the recent West Indies Under-15 Championship and were impressive.”
It’s the fourth straight year that CWI has invested in sending an Under-15 side to England to play in the Barmy Army sponsored series.
“Selection for the West Indies Under-15s is a significant step on the development pathway to representing the West Indies at the elite level,” said West.
“This tour gives these players a great opportunity and experience as a squad to develop their skills in different cricket conditions, but also to develop their teamwork and build camaraderie with new teammates.
“It’s also an important part of CWI’s ongoing development and investment plans for youth cricket at every age group, especially since some of this group are likely to be wearing the maroon shirt more and more as they aim to progress through to Under-17 and Under-19 level.”
The squad will play a series of matches against local opposition on the trip, culminating with a match against England’s Barmy Army Under-15 Colts on August 18.
Squad: Andrew Rambarran (co-captain), Justin Jagessar (Trinidad & Tobago), Nathan Sealy (co-captain), Kamario Grant, Joshua Morris, Rashad Worrell (Barbados), Solomon Bascombe, Divonie Joseph, Devin Tyson (Windward Islands), Mavendra Dindyal, Rampertab Ramnauth, Isaiah Thorne (Guyana), Jordan Johnson, Steven Wedderburn (Jamaica).
Management unit: Steve Liburd (head coach/manager), Brian Browne (assistant coach), Phyllis Burnett (physiotherapist).
Thu 8: Tour Match v South Hempstead CC Invitation XI (25 overs) – Willesden
Fri 9: West Indies Under-15s v Hertfordshire EPP (50 overs) – Merchant Taylor’s School
Sun 11: West Indies Under-15s v Northamptonshire Under-15s (50 overs) – Venue to be decided
Mon 12: West Indies Under-15s v England SW & London & East Regions U15s (two Twenty20s) – Merchant Taylor’s School
Wed 14: West Indies Under-15s v London Schools CA (50 overs) – Enfield
Fri 16: West Indies Under-15s v North & Midlands Combined Under-15s (two Twenty20s) – Loughborough University
Sun 18: West Indies Under-15s v England’s Barmy Army Colts (50 overs) – Venue to be decided