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Squash juniors after title


Trevor Thorpe

Squash juniors after title

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The?Barbados junior squash team left the island on Friday for Bermuda on a mission to return home as Caribbean champions.
Team manager Michael Best was very upbeat about the team’s chances, bearing in mind the quality of the players representing Barbados.
“We have a very good team this year made up of two defending champions in Megan Best, the Under-13 Girls’ champion, and Kamal Cumberbatch, the Under-13 Boys’ champion,” Best told SUNSPORT before leaving with the team on Friday.
He also pointed to a number of seeded players in the squad such as Amanda Harewood, who is seeded No. 2 among the Under-15 girls and Ajilla McKenzie, the No. 2 two seed in the Under-19 division.
Best said the preparation of the team under coach Rhett Cumberbatch had gone very well and their chances of dethroning the Guyanese, who have been perennial champions, were very good.
“We finished third last year, but we are aiming not to just move one up to second, but due to the composition of our team we are out to dethrone Guyana at this tournament,” he said.
Best called on Barbadians to remember the team in their prayers and to wish them well.
The individual championships will begin today but the organisers have scheduled a break for the World Cup football final between Argentina and Germany in Brazil.
The action will then resume and will run until Wednesday when the tournament will move into the team championships.
SQUAD: Brandon Straker (captain), Benjamin Griffith, Amanda Harewood, Ajilla McKenzie, Chelsea Samuels, Sumair Suleman, Megan Best, Kamal Cumberbatch, Zak Harris-Proverbs, Stuart St John and Shamani Griffith.
Officials: Michael?Best (manager), Monty Cumberbatch (assistant manager), Rhett Cumberbatch (coach).

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