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Regional Under-19 titles up for grabs


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Regional Under-19 titles up for grabs

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ST JOHN’S – Fresh from the Under-17 Regional Title, Trinidad and Tobago are ready to defend their title in the Under-19 three-day tournament, set to start in St Kitts next Monday.

Guyana will also defend their 50-over title, with that format beginning on August 15.

The three-day competition will have the teams from the six territories, while in the 50-over competition, the ICC Americas will field a team for a group of seven tournament.

Four venues will be used over the next six weeks by host country St Kitts. The three-day format of this tournament will see the addition of two rounds for a total of five.

Following the Windies win in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh last year, the team is gearing up for the World Cup Championships in New Zealand next year.

Rawl Lewis, the officer in charge of youth development at Cricket West Indies notes this tournament as an important part of the calendar of events. 

“The Under-19 tournament is an integral part of the development of cricket in the West Indies. It is the final stage before first class cricket and many of our top players hone their skills here.”

Fast-bowler Alzarri Joseph, one of the young and upcoming players on the Windies senior team is a prime example of this.

Shimron Hetmeyer, former captain of the Under-19 team who secured the championship trophy last year, has also featured at the top of the order for the Windies test team as of late.

Dennis Phillip, president of the St Kitts Cricket Association, says that preparations are well underway and venues will be ready for final inspection on Saturday.

Final rounds of meetings with event staff will be completed by Friday afternoon.

“As with everything, there are one or two kinks to be worked out, but we will be fully prepared on Monday,” he said.

Match Schedule

Three-Day

Round 1 July 24-26

Trinidad & Tobago v Windward Islands-Conaree

Leeward Islands v Guyana-Verchilds

Barbados v Jamaica -St Pauls

Round 2 July 28-30

Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago -St Pauls

Jamaica v Windward Islands-Verchilds

Leeward Islands v Barbados -Molineux

Round 3 August 01-03

Trinidad & Tobago v Jamaica -Molineux

Guyana v Barbados -Verchilds

Leeward Islands v Windward Islands –St Pauls

Round 4 August 06-08

Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago-Molineux

Leeward Islands v Jamaica -Warner Park

Windward Islands v Guyana –St Pauls

Round 5 August 10-12

Leeward Islands v Trinidad & Tobago -Verchilds

Barbados v Windward Islands -St Pauls

Jamaica v Guyana -Conaree

One-Day

Round 1 August 15

ICC Americas v Guyana Verchilds

Leeward Islands v Trinidad & Tobago -Molineux

Windward Islands v Jamaica -Conaree

Round 2 August 17

Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago -Conaree

Jamaica v ICC Americas -St Pauls

Leeward Islands v Windward Islands -Molineux

Round 3 August 19

Guyana v Jamaica -Molineux

Windward Islands v Barbados -Verchilds

Leeward Islands v ICC Americas -Conaree

Round 4 August 22

Windward Islands v Trinidad & Tobago -Molineux

Leeward Islands v Guyana –St Pauls

ICC Americas v Barbados -Conaree

Round 5 August 24

Leeward Islands v Jamaica -Verchilds

Trinidad & Tobago v ICC Americas -Molineux

Barbados v Guyana -Conaree

Round 6 August 26

ICC Americas v Windward Islands -Molineux

Jamaica v Barbados -Warner Park

Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago-Conaree

Round 7 August 28

Leeward Islands v Barbados -Conaree

Windward Islands v Guyana -Warner Park

Trinidad & Tobago v Jamaica -Molineux

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