Six Trinidad and Tobago players are in the hunt for places in the West Indies women’s U19 team for the inaugural edition of the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
Shalini Samaroo, Shunelle Sawh, Kenika Cassar, Djenaba Joseph, KD Jazz Mitchell, and Maria La Foucade impressed during the CWI Women’s U19 Championships and have made it into the final training team.
Cricket West Indies announced on Monday that the 23-player squad will participate in two trial matches on 1 November, with a third match on 2 November in Trinidad.
In addition the players will have skills and fitness sessions from 4-6 November under the watchful eyes of head coach Steve Liburd.
The trial matches and the skills and fitness sessions are part of preparation for a tour of India from 7-25 November.
West Indies have been drawn in Group C with New Zealand, Ireland, and Indonesia.
“The upcoming training camp in Trinidad for our Women’s U19 squad will be an important component of their preparation for their inaugural tour of India which immediately follows, and also for the ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup which takes place in South Africa in January,” said Jimmy Adams, CWI Director of Cricket.
“During the eight-day camp, the squad will continue its ongoing program of technical, tactical, physical and mental preparation. The entire experience of the camp, and subsequent tour to India, will play a big role in the development of our next generation of international female cricketers who have had limited experience of playing outside the region before now,” Adams added.
Maria La Foucade
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