Under-19s ready for start of TCL Group three-day tourney

Some of the best young cricketers in the West Indies will be in action from Thursday when they start the annual TCL Group West Indies Cricket Board’s Under-19 Tournament in St Lucia. The month-long tournament will open when the three-day matches bowl off at 10 am (9 am Jamaica Time).

All six teams will be in action with Barbados facing Windward Islands at Beausejour; Guyana taking on Leeward Islands at Dennery; and Trinidad and Tobago meeting defending champs Jamaica at Gros Islet.

The clash between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago is the featured match and both teams are confident of doing well. Jamaica captain Paul Palmer said: “If you match this team against the one last year, there is someone here to replace any player who is out from last year. I’m comfortable with the squad that the selectors have chosen and we are looking to make Jamaica proud again.”

The Trinidadians are equally confident and will be looking to win both the three-day title and the limited-overs competition, which will be played after the three-day matches. Captain Yannick Ottley noted: “I think the team is well prepared both physically and mentally. We did a lot of work in the physical training sessions with the coaches and the mental sessions. I think we’re well equipped to do well in the tournament."

 

TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge Trophy
Thursday July 8 to Saturday July 10
Barbados v Windwards at Beausejour
Guyana v Leewards at Dennery
Trinidad and Tobago v Jamaica at Gros Islet

Monday July 12 to Wednesday July 14
Guyana v Jamaica at Gros Islet
Barbados v Leewards at Beausejour
Windwards v Trinidad and Tobago at Dennery

Friday July 16 to Sunday July18
Leewards v Jamaica at Beausejour
Trinidad and Tobago v Barbados at Dennery
Guyana v Windwards at Gros Islet

Tuesday July 20 to Thursday July 22
Jamaica v Windwards at Beausejour
Trinidad and Tobago v Leewards at Gros Islet
Guyana v Barbados at Dennery

Saturday July 24 to Monday July 26
Jamaica v Barbados at Gros Islet
Trinidad and Tobago v Guyana at Dennery
Leewards v Windwards at Beausejour

TCL Group West Indies Under-19 One-Day Trophy
Thursday July 29
Windwards v Barbados at Dennery
Leewards vs Guyana at Gros Islet
Jamaica v Trinidad and Tobago at Beausejour

Saturday July 31
Jamaica v Leewards at Dennery
Barbados v Trinidad and Tobago at Gros Islet
Windwards v Guyana at Beausejour

Sunday August 1
Windwards v Jamaica at Gros Islet
Leewards vs Trinidad and Tobago at Dennery
Barbados v Guyana at Beausejour

Tuesday August 3
Jamaica v Guyana at Gros Islet
Leewards v Barbados at Dennery
Trinidad and Tobago v Windwards at Beausejour

Wednesday August 4
Barbados v Jamaica at Dennery
Guyana v Trinidad and Tobago at Beausejour
Leewards v Windwards at Gros Islet