Lone Guyanese to captain Windies U-15 to England
The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies announced on Monday a 14-member Windies Under-15 Invitational XI for a tour of England from August 8 to 21. The lone Guyanese in the squad, batsman Sachin Singh, has been appointed captain.
The team was chosen from the performances of players that participated in last year’s Regional Under-15 Tournament. Two members of the squad – Tariq Mohammed and Rajiv Redhi – are playing in this year’s RU15, currently taking place in Barbados.
Commenting on the squad, Chairman of the Selection Panel, Courtney Browne said: “It has been widely recognised that our talent pool is limited in the Caribbean, so CWI has taken steps to give opportunities to our young players and encourage them to remain in the game.
“A trip like this is designed to get players ready for what is to come on the international pathway, as they make the steps up through the youth levels and onto the senior stage, so we are eagerly looking forward to seeing how much they have progressed.”
The Windies Under-15 Invitational XI will play six 50 overs-a-side matches against age group opponents from around the United Kingdom, plus a warm-up 35 overs-a-side match.
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
Wed 9 Sunbury Academy vs Windies U-15s (35 overs-a-side) – Sunbury Cricket Club
Sun 13 Hertfordshire EPP vs Windies U-15s – To be decided
Mon 14 Hampshire EPP vs Windies U-15s – Totton & Eling Cricket Club
Tue 15 South West England vs Windies U-15s – Banbury Cricket Club
Thu 17 Ireland U15s vs Windies U-15s – Merchant Taylor’s School
Fri 18 Barmy Army Colts vs Windies U-15s – Stanmore Cricket Club
Sun 20 London & East Region vs Windies U-15s – Merchant Taylor’s School