Brathwaite, Barath for HPC
OUT-OF-FAVOUR West Indies openers Adrian Barath and Kraigg Brathwaite headline a list of 14 players selected for the new group of students at the Sagicor High Performance Centre (HPC).
Barath, who made a century on Test debut against Australia in 2009, last played for the regional team in June 2012, while Brathwaite, the second highest run-scorer in the recently concluded WICB regional four-day competition, has not played international cricket since April last year.
In addition to Brathwaite, the other Barbadians selected are batsman Shai Hope, 19, and all-rounders Kyle Mayers, 20, and Raymon Reifer, 22.
The squad will be encamped from June 1 at the HPC facilities at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.
Head coach Graeme West said he was very excited about the prospect of transforming a new group of players.
“Now that I have been in the position at the HPC for more than 12 months, I feel I’m more confident about the knowledge of players and understanding of how a talented, young player in the Caribbean develops and is looking to develop,” he said.
“I’ve also had the benefit of watching some of the players in regional matches and looking to see how we can help them improve for the benefit of cricket at the regional as well as the international level.”
The programme has been broadened to focus more intensely on developing the mental prowess of the players. (HG/PR)
Adrian Barath (Trinidad and Tobago), Ronsford Beaton (Guyana), Quinton Boatswain (Montserrat), Kraigg Brathwaite (Barbados), John Campbell (Jamaica), Chandrapaul Hemraj (Guyana), Shai Hope (Barbados), Akeal Hosein (Trinidad and Tobago), Steven Katwaroo (Trinidad and Tobago), Kyle Mayers (Barbados), Dalton Polius (St Lucia), Raymon Reifer (Barbados), Tyrone Theophile (Dominica), Hayden Walsh Jr (Antigua).