Teenagers invited to emerging players training camp
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):
Teenagers Trishan Holder, Zaida James, and Djenaba Joseph are among 15 players that Cricket West Indies has invited for a West Indies Women's Emerging Players high-performance camp from March 16 to 30 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG).
The trio were part of West Indies Women's Under-19 that played in the ICC Women's Youth Twenty20 World Cup this past January in South Africa, where they also played in the West Indies Women's senior team at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, a few weeks later.
CWI high-performance manager Graeme West said the camp was geared towards players aged 25 and under as part of developing the pool of women's talent.
"The camp will offer activities and support across technical, tactical, physical, mental, and personal development areas with individualised programmes following each player's involvement in the senior and Under-19 sides in the last six months," he said in a CWI news release.
"We are looking to increase our investment in our most talented young female players and the introduction of an Academy programme later in the year will provide a further 15 players with full-time support, training, and competitive opportunities as they make their way through the CWI high-performance pathway."
Other players with international experience participating are all-rounders Jannilea Glasgow, Kaysia Shultz, Sheneta Grimmond, Qiana Joseph and Shabika Gajnabi.
Senior team players Cherry-Ann Fraser and Mandy Mangru will also attend as part of their rehabilitation work from injury.
"The camp represents an opportunity to prepare some of the players that will be strong contenders for Academy places while sharpening the skills of several players that have already performed on the international stage at the senior level," West added.
"These players will benefit from a fortnight of intensive work, leading into a busy summer schedule with regional tournaments and international series planned."
"We also have Cherry-Ann Fraser and Mandy Mangru, who will come in for rehab from injuries that have held up their progress, so we hope to help them along their way with the intention that they will be fit for the senior women's regional tournaments in May."
The players will work under head coach of the West Indies Women's Under-19s programme Steve Liburd.
SQUAD: Earnisha Fontaine, Shabika Gajnabi, Jannilea Glasgow, Sheneta Grimmond, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenba Joseph, Qiana Joseph, Ashmini Munisar, Abini St Jean, Shalini Samaroo, Shunelle Sawh, Kaysia Schultz, Steffie Soogrim, Kate Wilmott.