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23 women shortlisted for Windies Under-19 squad

23 women shortlisted for Windies Under-19 squad

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St John’s, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced a squad of 23 players for the West Indies Women’s Under-19 training camp and trial matches to be played next month in Trinidad.

They will participate in two trial matches on Tuesday, November 1 and a third the following day.

The squad comprises: Asabi Callender, Kenika Cassar, Jahzara Claxton, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Destiny Edward, Earnisha Fontaine, Jannillea Glasgow, Realeanna Grimmond, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Maria La Foucade, Namiah Marcellin, KDJazz Mitchell, Ashmini Munisar, Niveena Ramnauth, Cyanna Retemiah, Selena Ross, Shalini Samaroo, Shunelle Sawh, Lena Scott, Abini St Jean and Kate Wilmott.

Following these matches, they will have a skills and fitness sessions from November 4 to 6 under the guidance of Head Coach Steve Liburd. This is part of the preparations for upcoming tour of India from November 7 to 25.

The match schedule will be announced at a later date.

This series in the sub-continent will form a crucial part of the team’s preparations for the inaugural ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. The global event will feature 41 matches to be played from January 14 to 29 in South Africa.

The official warm-up matches will be from January 9 to 11. The 16 participating teams will play in four groups in the preliminary round. West Indies have been drawn in Group C alongside New Zealand, Ireland and Indonesia.

“The upcoming training camp in Trinidad for our Women’s U19 squad will be an important component of their preparation for their inaugural tour of India which immediately follows, and also for the ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup which takes place in South Africa in January,” said CWI’s Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams.

“During the eight-day camp, the squad will continue its ongoing program of technical, tactical, physical and mental preparation. The entire experience of the camp, and subsequent tour to India, will play a big role in the development of our next generation of international female cricketers who have had limited experience of playing outside the region before now.” (PR/SAT)