Skerritt and Shallow offer full support to Rising Stars U19s as they head to England
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – President of Cricket West Indies (CWI), Ricky Skerritt and Vice President Dr Kishore Shallow have offered words of encouragement and support to the members of the West Indies Rising Stars U19s ahead of their tour of England. They spoke to the squad via Zoom meeting before their departure for the trip, which will feature six Youth ODIs.
Skerritt also congratulated the players on their selection to the 18-member squad. He also reminded them of their responsibility to represent the people on the West Indies and to be ambassadors for the region on and off the field.
“We congratulate you on your selection to the West Indies Rising Stars U19 team for this tour. You have been chosen to represent the people of West Indies and this is a great honour. This is a stage in your development we want to assure you that you have our full support as you embark on this stage of your journey,” Skerritt said.
“We want you to work hard, to support each other and always give us your best. You are from different countries, but you are now representing the West Indies and that is the most important thing.”
The West Indies Rising Stars U19s will be led by Ackeem Auguste, a left-handed top order batsman. The vice-captain is Giovonte Depeiza, a right-handed middle-order batsman who also bowls left-arm spin. The six matches will be played at The County Ground, Beckenham and The Polo Farm, Canterbury from Saturday, September 4 to Friday, September 17. This is part of their preparations for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup to be hosted by CWI from January 4 to February 3, 2022.
West Indies U19 ‘Rising Stars’ Squad
- Onaje Amory Age: 17 (Right-hand bat/right-arm off-spin)
- Anderson Amurdan Age: 18 (Right-hand opening bat)
- Ackeem Auguste Age: 17 (Left-hand bat/right-arm leg-spin)
- Justin Beckford Age: 17 (Right-hand bat/right-arm off-spin)
- Teddy Bishop Age: 18 (Right-hand opening bat)
- Carlon Bowen-Tuckett Age: 17 (Right-hand bat/wicket-keeper)
- McKenny Clarke Age: 18 (Right-hand bat/right-arm fast)
- Rivaldo Clarke Age: 18 (Right-hand bat/wicket-keeper)
- Giovonte Depeiza Age: 18 (Right-hand bat/left-arm spin)
- Nathan Edward Age: 16 (Left-hand bat/left-arm fast-medium)
- Andel Gordon Age: 18 (Right-hand bat/left-arm medium-pace)
- Sion Hackett Age: 18 (Right-hand bat/right-arm medium-fast)
- Justin Jagessar Age: 16 (Right-hand bat)
- Johann Layne Age: 17 (Right-hand bat/right-arm fast-medium)
- Anderson Mahase Age: 18 (Left-hand bat/left-arm spin)
- Matthew Nandu Age:18 (Left-hand bat/right-arm off-spin)
- Isai Thorne Age: 16 (Right-hand bat/right-arm fast)
- Vasant Singh Age: 17 (Right-hand bat/right-arm leg-spin)
- Saturday, September 4: 1st Youth ODI – Beckenham
- Monday, September 6: 2nd Youth – Beckenham
- Wednesday, September 8: 3rd Youth ODI – Beckenham
- Friday, September 10: 4th Youth ODI – Canterbury
- Tuesday, September 14: 5th Youth ODI – Canterbury
- Friday, September 17: 6th Youth ODI – Canterbury