Twins Shai (right) and Shaunte Carrington joined the Knight sisters in the Barbados team at the 2019 Super 50 and T20 Blaze competitions. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)
It’s significant to see one pair of twins on a cricket squad, but to see two is simply rare.
That was the case when the recent Cricket West Indies Super 50 and T20 Blaze in Guyana saw female cricketers Kycia and Kyshonna Knight and Shai and Shaunte Carrington selected for both Barbados squads.
The Knights, 27, are veterans, both having represented West Indies, while the Carringtons, 18, are now emerging.
The Carringtons revealed that their love for the sport began after witnessing their brother play the game while they were at Bay Primary School.
“Our brother Shaquon Carrington used to play cricket so we wanted to play cricket also. After we started, we actually stopped playing for a little while because we weren’t really getting to play, so we started playing football. But we remained passionate about cricket and in 2014 we started playing consistently again,” said Shai, a wicketkeeper/batsman.
Bowling all-rounder Shaunte, the more talkative of the two – she joked it was because she was the first to be born – said passing for the Lester Vaughan School drew them back to the cricket pitch. (RG)
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