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ST JOHN’S – The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Broad (WICB) has picked a 20-member Under-19 squad from all six regions for a camp from December 9 to 20 in Grenada.
Project Officer, Rawl Lewis says: “This initial camp is to prepare a team for the Regional Super50 as was done the last two years and we will also have a pre-tournament camp for the final team, January 17 to 21.”
Lewis added “a comprehensive programme has been developed for the 2018 World Cup preparation which started with the regional Under-17 and Under-19 tournaments over the summer. The 23-month programme will include a three-match series with New Zealand in January 2018, just before the World Cup.”
The World Cup is scheduled for New Zealand, January 12 to February 4, 2018.
Dwain Gill, Anthony Gray, Graeme West, Khevyn Williams and Zephyrinus Nicholas are members of the management team who will be in charge of operations during the ten days. The team will be supported by WICB staff Lewis and Senior Player Relations Officer, Ayana Cooper.
The primary focus of the camp is physical assessment and preparation, but will include life skill sessions and mental preparation.
West Indies are the defending Under-19 World Cup champions.
The full squad: (Trinidad and Tobago) Keagan Simmonds, Kirstan Kallicharan, Cephas Cooper, Navin Bidaisee, Matthew Patrick, Te-Shawn Alleyne (Grenada) Johann Jeremiah – Grenada, Emmanuel Stewart, (St Lucia) Johnnel Eugene, (Dominica) Daneal Dupigny, Alick Athanaze, (St Kitts) Jerellius Louis, (Antigua) Javier Spence, (Nevis) Kian Pemberton, (Barbados) Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop, Shian Brathwaite, (Guyana) Joshua Persaud, Bhaskar Yadram, (Jamaica) Jeavor Royal. (PR)