In a testament to the burgeoning talent in Saint Lucia’s cricketing circles, a squad of 14 dynamic under-15 cricketers is gearing up to represent their nation in the highly anticipated 2023 Windward Islands WINLOTT 50 Over Cricket Tournament in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The tournament, slated from December 11 to 18, promises an exciting showcase of raw talent and spirited competition.
Sheldon Willie, a promising young player with a commendable track record, has been entrusted with the captaincy, while Zinakki Louis will serve as the vice-captain. The leadership duo is expected to guide the team with a blend of experience and youthful exuberance.
A notable feature of this year’s squad is the inclusion of two exceptionally talented 12-year-olds, Jean Claude Emmanuel and Kaleb Charles.
Emmanuel, a right-arm seam bowler and middle-order batter, is set to showcase his skills alongside Charles, a right-arm swing bowler and lower-order right-hand batter.
Their presence underscores the emphasis on nurturing young talent for the future of Saint Lucian cricket.
The squad boasts diverse skills, with players specializing in various facets of the game.
Kanil Nelson, Neil Poyotte, Aiden Scholar, Jermain Thomas, Kareem Francis, Daniel Lorde, Kyle Stephen, Nathaniel Joseph, Jeanille Williams, and Cayden Francois bring a unique blend of batting prowess and bowling expertise.
Saint Lucia’s first challenge in the tournament comes against Grenada on December 12 at the Cumberland Playing Field.
The defending champions aim to set the tone early and showcase the strength and resilience that secured their previous triumph.
The coaching staff, led by the experienced Alton Crafton and Junior Derose as the assistant coach/manager, is determined to provide the necessary guidance to this young squad.
The reserved players, Jovan Frevier, Cyprani Norville, Samuel Jean, and Armani Florius, stand ready to step in, adding depth and versatility to the team.
As the cricketing fraternity eagerly awaits the tournament’s commencement, all eyes will be on Saint Lucia’s young guns.
Their journey promises a display of cricketing skills and a glimpse into the future of Caribbean cricket, where youthful exuberance meets the wisdom of experience.
The Windward Islands WINLOTT 50 Over Cricket Tournament is a riveting spectacle, with Saint Lucia’s rising stars poised to leave an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape.
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