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LONDON-Test captain Jason
Holder has urged the West Indies
Under-19 squad to be aggressive
and take the initiative, as they
prepare to defend their title at the
Youth World Cup in New Zealand
starting next month.
Holder, who also leads the One-
Day International side, was part
of the regional Under-19s unit
which contested the 2010 edition
of the ICC tournament also staged
in New Zealand.
"Be the frontrunners, set the
tone in every game you play," said
Holder, who made his senior team
debut three years following his
outing at the Under-19 World Cup
before being appointed Windies
ODI captain a year later.
"Try to be upfront, be aggres-
sive and not be lagging behind
and playing catch up, that has
probably been the trend in West
Indies cricket for a number of
"It will be really good to see
these guys come back after being
the defending champions, setting
the tone for the tournament."
Captain of the successful 2016
side, Shimron Hetmyer, said win-
ning the tournament had been a
massive experience and threw
his support behind the current
"Words can't explain the feel-
ing, it was fantastic. It was so, so
great for us as the first time any
team coming from the West Indies
to win the Under-19 World Cup,"
said the 20-year-old, now a mem-
ber of the senior side in all three
"Go well guys, from me here
and the rest of the West Indies
team, I wish you all the best-just
bring it home for us."
Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph a
prominent member of the ti-
tle-winning side under Hetmyer,
said the tournament was im-
portant as it served as the ideal
launching pad for an international
"It's a good platform for
younger players to give them-
selves a name, so when they come
back to their respective regions,
they can get a chance to play
first-class cricket and make a ca-
reer from this game," said the An-
tiguan, who has gone on to play
Test and ODls for West Indies.
"You have to take every oppor-
tunity you get and make every
chance count. Boys, come out,
play hard, really playas a team
and try your very best to get the
World Cup back home to us in the
West Indies Under-19s, led by
Emmanuel Stewart, will open
their campaign on January 13
against hosts New Zealand at Bay
Oval in Mount Maunganui. (CMC)
Sunshine Girls to get
KINGSTON-Sasher-Gaye Henry and
Marvette Anderson are both likely
to be handed contract extensions,
to continue in charge of the Sun-
The duo, installed as interim
coaches last August following
the resignation of the Jermaine
Allison- McCracken the previous
month, oversaw Jamaica's second
place finish at the FastS Netball
World Series in Australia last Oc-
And Netball Jamaica's commu-
nications director, Wayne Lewis,
said he did not anticipate any
challenges with the pair continu-
ing in the posts.
"I can't imagine that there will
be any issue around extending the
coaches' contracts because these
coaches have certainly done well
since they took over," he told the
Gleaner newspaper here.
"So I don't see a reason why
there will be any issue selecting
Allison-McCracken endured a
strife- filled four months in charge
of the Sunshine Girls, a combina-
tion of poor results and contro-
versial fall-outs with players.
She quit before her six-month
probation period ended.
The contracts of Henry and
Anderson expired at the end of
last month and Lewis said it was
crucial Netball Jamaica sorted the
matter quickly to ensure the na-
tional team's preparation was not
"It is very important because it
is a very integral part of the setup
in the preparations for the girls
for the Commonwealth Games
and the Quad series," Lewis said.
"It is a pity that is has not been
settled already in terms of con-
firming the coach.
"However, we have not met as
a board since the annual general
meeting in December, and we are
looking forward to meeting, so we
are just waiting on the president
to set the date for the [continua-
tion of last month's] AGM in Jan-
uary in order for us to settle on
Jamaica are the highest-ranked
Caribbean nation in the world at
fourth in the International Netball
Federation rankings. (CMC)
Members of the Windies Under-19 cricket team in New Zealand for the defence of their title in the ICC Under-19
Cricket World Cup 2018. The team is led by captain Emmanuel Stewart with Dwain Gill as the team manager.
Back row: Raymond Perez, left, Keagan Simmons, Kimani Melius, Jarion Hoyte, Bhaskar Yadram, Jeavor Royal, Kian
Pemberton and Cephas Cooper. Front row: Graeme West (head coach), left, Corey Collymore (assistant coach),
Ashmead Nedd, Nyeem Young, Kirstan Kallicharan, Emmanuel Stewart, Dinesh Mahabir (analyst), Alick Athanaze,
Zephyrinus Nicholas (trainer) and Dwain Gill (manager).
for over thirty (30) years of service and support.
He will be truly missed.
ONLY A LIFE
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