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HEADLINE: A chat with Jamaican cricketer Abhijai Mansingh 2019-06-09 16:26:22 

Abhijai Mansingh is a 22-year-old Jamaican cricketer who bats right-handed and bowls leg break. Mansingh was born into a cricketing family and followed suit at a tender age; he went on to lead Campion College to the unthinkable--bring home the Grace Shield, prior to representing Jamaica at the Regional U-19 Championships in 2015, which was followed by a successful stint at the Murdoch University Melville Cricket Club in Australia. The struggles Abhijai has encountered while pursuing his dream has caused him, like many others, to question the structure of Jamaica Cricket. On May 23, I sat down (we were actually standing) with a very pleasant Abhijai Mansingh. Here's what we discussed:

How did you get started with cricket?

Basically, my family was into cricket; my grandfather, my father (Dr. Akshai Mansingh). So, ever since I could walk I started playing. Just around the house. And then when I started school, I started for my school. I played from grade one and never stopped since then.

Tell me more about captaining Campion College to the Grace Shield back in 2015.

Yes, that was… You always want to aim to win a trophy, but I never really thought it would happen. And I think that probably helped us in winning it, because we didn't have any pressure. We just played cricket and that made us win.

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granite 2019-06-09 18:22:37 

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Dem nah go pick Mansingh,him educated so he gwine haffi look different jab,nah badda try tek people food.Allyuh see him fadda was ah Doctor.

lol lol lol

jacksprat 2019-06-09 18:41:03 

So was Jimmy Adams' father.

Fantom 2019-06-09 19:37:42 

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Good luck, young man!!!

Dukes 2019-06-09 20:05:13 

There is something intriguing about bowling leg breaks and googles that smart kids gravitate to.

sudden 2019-06-09 20:07:37 

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interesting when one considers Rawle Lewis and Bishoo

newdread 2019-06-09 20:09:04 

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big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

JahJah 2019-06-09 20:10:01 

Didn't he play alongside Brandon King for Campion?