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Three Bajan girls in Windies Under-19 squad


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Barbadians Trishan Holder, Naijanni Cumberbatch and Asabi Callender have been named in the West Indies’ Women’s Under-19 cricket squad.

Holder, a former Combermere student, is vice-captain of the side that will tour India from November 13 to 24. Cumberbatch and Callender both attend Christ Church Foundation School.

Allrounder Ashmini Munisar, who was at the helm for the Fort Lauderdale series against the United States Under-19 last August, returns as captain.

“The composition of the team is quite balanced with some strong batters and a good mix of spin and medium pacers. It will be their first experience against top international teams and these tour matches will give a better indication of where the team is at the moment,” said lead selector Ann Browne-John.

The West Indies Women U19 will be under the guidance of Head Coach Steve Liburd.

Their upcoming tour will feature matches against India ‘A’ Women U19, India ‘B’ Women U19 and Sri Lanka Women U19 in Visakhapatnam at the Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium.

West Indies will then travel to Mumbai where they play against New Zealand Women U19 at the D.Y. Patil Stadium.

This series in the sub-continent will form a crucial part of the team’s preparations for the inaugural ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. The global event will feature 41 matches being played from January 14 to 29 in South Africa. The official warm-up matches will be from January 9 to 11 January.

The 16 participating teams will play in four groups in the preliminary round. West Indies have been drawn in Group C alongside New Zealand, Ireland and Indonesia. (CMC/SAT)

FULL SQUAD: Ashmini Munisar (captain), Trishan Holder (vice-captain), Asabi Callendar, Kenika Cassar, Jahzara Claxton, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Jannillea Glasgow, Realeanna Grimmond, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, KDJazz Mitchell, Shalini Samaroo, Shunelle Sawh, Lena Scott, Kate Wilmott.


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