High expectations for Under-17 Jamaica cricketers
Jamaica's Under-17 Cricket Team will be travelling to Trinidad and Tobago to participate in Cricket West Indies' Regional Under-17 Tournament from July 8-18, 2017.
Coach Robert Samuels said that he has high expectations for his team ahead of the tournament.
"I am expecting the team to do well," Samuels stated.
Samuels also highlighted the wealth of experience available in his squad and said that he believed that this would work in their favour.
"The team has some experience, with four players returning from last season.
"Team captain Kirk McKenzie, vice-captain Roberto Simpson, wicket-keeper Ricardo McIntosh, and all-rounder Romaine Jacobs will all be returning. I am hoping that their experience will go a far way in taking the game forward," said Samuels.
The captain, Kirk McKenzie, is expected to play a key role if Jamaica is to enjoy success at the regional tournament.
"The captain is well respected by the team, and once he maintains the respect of the team, we will do well.
"Under my guidance and tutelage, coupled with the experience of the captain, who was also selected on the Windies Under-15 Team last summer to the UK, we should do well. I am, therefore, expecting the best from this competition," Samuels said.
The Jamaica Cricket Association will be hosting a send-off ceremony for the young cricketers at he Jamaica Pegasus hotel, dubbed Presentation of Colours, on Friday, June 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.