ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies announced today a 14-member Windies Under-15 Invitational XI for a tour of England from August 8 to 21.
Team Management Unit
Robert Samuels (Team Director)
Corey Collymore (Assistant Coach)
Rohan Nurse (Assistant Coach)
Beverly Nelson (Physiotherapist)
The team was chosen from the performances of players that participated in last year’s Regional Under-15 Tournament. Two members of the squad – Tariq Mohammed and Rajiv Redhi – are playing in this year’s RU15, currently taking place in Barbados.
Commenting on the squad, Chairman of the Selection Panel, Courtney Browne said: “It has been widely recognised that our talent pool is limited in the Caribbean, so CWI has taken steps to give opportunities to our young players and encourage them to remain in the game.
“A trip like this is designed to get players ready for what is to come on the international pathway, as they make the steps up through the youth levels and onto the senior stage, so we are eagerly looking forward to seeing how much they have progressed.”
The Windies Under-15 Invitational XI will play six 50 overs-a-side matches against age group opponents from around the United Kingdom, plus a warm-up 35 overs-a-side match.
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
Wed 9 Sunbury Academy vs Windies U15s (35 overs-a-side) – Sunbury Cricket Club
Sun 13 Hertfordshire EPP vs Windies U15s – To be decided
Mon 14 Hampshire EPP vs Windies U15s – Totton & Eling Cricket Club
Tue 15 South West England vs Windies U15s – Banbury Cricket Club
Thu 17 Ireland U15s vs Windies U15s – Merchant Taylor’s School
Fri 18 Barmy Army Colts vs Windies U15s – Stanmore Cricket Club
Sun 20 London & East Region vs Windies U15s – Merchant Taylor’s School