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Springer to give it his best shot


Springer to give it his best shot

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THE ONLY Barbadian in the West Indies squad for the ICC Under-19 World Cup is embracing his opportunity with mixed emotions.

All-rounder Shamar Springer, a 17-year-old Combermere student who is in the 15-member West Indies squad leaving for Bangladesh today, said yesterday he was pleased to be a part of the line-up but he felt sad for those who did not make the team.

“It’s mainly a bittersweet feeling. I know a couple of the guys here are capable of being on the team as well, but they didn’t perform as well as they needed to. On the other hand, it’s a heart-warming feeling to be a part of this Under-19 team,” he told MIDWEEKSPORT.

Springer said that there were also a number of young men in the region who competed for a spot in the squad and he must have been chosen because there was something special about him. He was glad for the opportunity to show his skill, he added.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.