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On the heels of Super50 tournament, CWI’s Skerritt vows

 
sgtdjones 2019-12-03 13:47:51 

More Windies youth investment
On the heels of Super50 tournament, CWI’s Skerritt vows

CRICKET West Indies president, Ricky Skerritt, has vowed to invest more in West Indies youth development after the West Indies Emerging Players copped the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup in resounding fashion with a 205-run win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

“This is big for us. The investment will follow them (the young players) wherever they are. Our high performance system, as we get more investment, will begin to produce more interventions,” Skerritt promised after congratulating the squad on their achievement. He said the future wasn’t about keeping this core unit specifically but creating a bigger system so individual players could enter as part of a feeder system and move on to greater success.

“I don’t think it’s so important to keep them together as an exact entire group. What is important is the standards they have set for themselves with the support and investment that they have received, we can keep that happening over the next year and beyond,” Skerritt said. Resources and funding are crucial to this and the president said CWI would be aiming to secure as such for the future.


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Slipfeeler 2019-12-03 16:38:38 

See that After-tournament resolution is what separates you from the previous president, one has to have vision for the future of which Cameron, Browne, et al had none. Great thinking Mr President but I also want you to help in the promotion of cricket to main-stream fans on the larger islands which is currently waning.

 
Chrissy 2019-12-03 16:48:57 

In reply to Slipfeeler
Weh Pybus? lol lol

 
bird 2019-12-03 17:36:07 

In reply to sgtdjonesthe fact that the emerging players won means we should be shedding more tears for Wi cricket because these youngsters are really not good it speaks volumes for how much more worst n worst the more establish territories are becoming only the hands of god may be able to save WI cricket

 
jen 2019-12-03 17:45:26 

In reply to bird

Partner, not so, you ever watch Julien bat in youth Cricket? That boy can bat. So can Melius but he just didn't kick off. Justin Greaves should be playing for Barbados, plain and simple. I've heard many bajans arguing that Keon Harding should be playing too. Teams just need to pick the youths them.

Look Windwards kept playing Alick Athanaze, leading run scorer in last youth world cup and batting him #6 & #7. See what happen when them move him up the order? Man hit 2 half centuries.

We does treat the youths them bad. I surprise people like Kirsten Kallicharan drop off the radar. That youth can bat!!

 
hawk 2019-12-03 22:03:47 

In reply to jen

Justin Greaves should be playing for Barbados, plain and simple. I've heard many bajans arguing that Keon Harding should be playing too. Teams just need to pick the youths them.


doesn't matter if they play for the pride, WI-E or any other franchise, it only matters that they are playing and not sitting on a bench

 
camos 2019-12-03 22:29:21 

talk is cheap, he should vow to pay up the bills that are owed.

 
tc1 2019-12-04 00:18:19 

In reply to bird

Thank you, we are weak , boys do not play international cricket,take a look at Pakistan with 3 teenagers,
When an emerging team win your domestic league, you are in deep ‘dodo ‘

 
natty_forever 2019-12-04 02:37:25 

In reply to tc1

You say 'dodo', l say manure.

 
XDFIX 2019-12-04 02:53:45 

Can someone remind Ricky that the senior players are away!!

The left behinds are not as good as the juniors!!

 
imusic 2019-12-04 04:34:36 

In reply to jen

Justin Greaves should be playing for one of the franchise teams

Fixed it for you