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WEST INDIES CRICKET: Looking to the future

THE SEARCH for future West Indies talent took a major step forward over the weekend. In a bid to find great talents such as Brian Lara and Courtney Walsh, two historic West Indies Cricket Board Sandals Foundation under-15 high performance camps were launched in Antigua and St Lucia on Saturday morning.

The intense two week camps which will cater for the elite under-15 cricketers from across the Caribbean is a collaborative effort between the West Indies Cricket Board, Sandals Foundation and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and St Lucia.

Over 100 elite Under 15 cricketers from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, across the Leeward and Windward islands and Trinidad and Tobago have gathered at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds and the Beausejour Cricket Ground for the training programme.

TALENT: Brian Lara

At the simultaneous opening ceremonies on Saturday morning officials in both countries expressed delight at the realization of the camps and thanked the organizers and sponsors for making a tangible commitment to the development of West Indies cricket.

President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dr. Julian Hunte said, “We have spoken a lot in the region about of the development of cricket. We have a lot of opinions about what needs to be done to improve the game but we have not spent enough time in doing development.”

“I commend Sandals and its chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart for his commitment to West Indies Cricket.
“Sometimes we take these things for granted but this is the 11th year that Sandals is doing this and this is not ordinary.

I will be contacting Mr. Stewart to have a conversation about deepening this relationship between his company and West Indies Cricket,” Dr. Hunte revealed.

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