Young Athanaze to lead Volcanoes in Regional Four-Day Championship

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Left-handed batsman Alick Athanaze, 24, has been named captain of the Windward Islands Volcanoes to participate in the 2023 West Indies Championship. His deputy will be left-arm pacer Preston McSween.

Athanaze will begin his captaincy career for the Volcanoes in their first match of the 2023 West Indies Championship against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. This would be a home game at Grenada National Stadium, from January 31 to February 3.

The Steve Mahon-led selection panel has included one newcomer in the squad, Grenadian fast bowler Nicklaus Redhead.

This would be Windward Islands’ first full Four-Day Championship in over two decades without the prolific runs scorer Devon Smith, who retired last season.

Full Squad: Alick Athanaze (Captain), Preston McSween (Vice-Captain), Sunil Ambris, Teddy Bishop, Keron Cottoy, Kenneth Dember, Justin Greaves, Kavem Hodge, Daurius Martin, Kimani Melius, Nicklaus Redhead, Jerlani Robinson and Tevyn Walcott (Wicket-keeper).

Notes

  • Shermon Lewis is recovering from a shoulder injury and therefore was not considered for selection
  • Andre Fletcher is unavailable
  • Obed McCoy is recovering from injury

About the West Indies Championship (2023)

The West Indies Championship is the four-day regional red ball format for the region featuring the six West Indies Territorial franchise teams. Six teams will play each other in a League format, consisting of five rounds played from January 31 until April 2023.

Windwards Volcanoes Schedule for Rounds One and Two

Jan 31 – Feb 3– Windwards Volcanoes vs T&T Red Force at the Grenada National Stadium

Feb 8 – 11- Windwards Volcanoes vs Guyana Harpy Eagles at the Grenada National Stadium (windwardscricket.com)

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