Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Dream comes true for Chemar


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A long-time dream is now a reality for Barbadian fast bowler Chemar Holder.

The 22-year-old of Rock Gap, Spooners Hill, St Michael is set to make his senior test debut for the West Indies Cricket team after being included in a 14-man squad to tour England for the anticipated three-match series to be played at biosecure venues in the United Kingdom.

It’s the deserving reward for Holder who captured 36 wickets at an average of 18.91 for champions Barbados Pride before the 2019-2020 West Indies Championship ended because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The six-foot, right-arm pacer who started his career at Passage United said he is dedicating his first-team call-up to his family, especially late grandmother Marva “Baba” Holder.

“I got a lot of help from my family. If things are not going well they always keep my head up and tell me don’t worry about certain things. I always get support from them. My grandmother stood up all night and watched me through the Under-19 World Cup, so every time I play I remember her and I knew she would be happy to find out this news if she was alive today,” he told NATION SPORT.

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