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CAVE HILL---A new squad of young play-
ers has been selected to receive training
at the Sagicor West Indies High Perform-
ance Centre for the 2013-2014 pro-
The squad includes T&T opening bats-
man Adrian Barath, promising Guyanese
fast bowler Ronsford Beaton, and Wind-
ward Islands all-rounder Dalton Polius.
The new squad will be encamped from
June 1 at the Sagicor WIHPC s facilities
located at the University of the West Indies
"The batting in the regional matches is
a good example of an area that we can
really improve," declares WIHPC head
coach Graeme West.
"We have footage of when the players
have potentially made some mistakes this
year and when they have performed well,
and use these as opportunities for instruc-
The HPC programme has been broad-
ened to focus more intensely on developing
the mental prowess of players in addition
to the standard rigorous training in skills
development and fitness required for high
The players will also benefit from spe-
cialised training in a number of other areas
including their roles as ambassadors, per-
sonal development, anti-doping, anti-cor-
ruption and media skills.
"Now that I have been in the position
at the Sagicor WIHPC for more than 12
months, I feel I m more confident about
the knowledge of players and understand-
ing of how a talented, young player in the
Caribbean develops and is looking to the
develop," said West.
"I ve also had the benefit of watching
some of the players in regional matches
and looking to see how we can help them
improve for the benefit of cricket at the
regional, as well as the international level."
The 2013 programme will conclude in
December this year. CMC
New HPC squad
selected for training
Adrian Barath (T&T - 23 - opening
Ronsford Beaton (Guyana - 20 - fast
Quinton Boatswain (Montserrat - 22 -
Kraigg Brathwaite (Barbados - 20 -
John Campbell (Jamaica - 19 - opening
Chandrapaul Hemraj (Guyana - 19 -
Shai Hope (Barbados - 19 -
Akeal Hosein (T&T- 20 - all-rounder)
Steven Katwaroo (T&T - 20 -
Kyle Mayers (Barbados - 20 - all-
Dalton Polius (St Lucia - 22 - all-
Raymon Reifer (Barbados - 22 - all-
Tyrone Theophile (Dominica - 23 -
Hayden Walsh Jr (Antigua & Barbuda -
21 - batsman)
Barath, Katwaroo, Hosein get called as...
Caribbean Premiere League
today launched its official
anthem: How We Play! a
dance song which will have
T20 cricket fans jumping,
How We Play!, written and
produced by T&T s Marlon
Chen of MRI and Precision
Productions, features two of
the region s hottest artistes, Kes
(Trinidad & Tobago) and Kon-
shens (Jamaica), like you ve
never heard them before.
The innovative mix is sure
to spawn a new genre Chen
calls "Caribbean Dance"---a mix
of soca, dancehall and techno
With How We Play! Chen
combined the best elements of
each genre and the result will
inevitably make you want to
get up and dance.
CPL CEO Damien O Dono-
hoe explained the concept for
the CPL anthem: "When it
comes to West Indies cricket,
everyone rallies round.
Whether it s on the pitch, in
the stands, on the stage or
watching TV, and the
Caribbean Premier League will
take the game to a whole new
level. It s much more than a
sport, it s an amazing party
experience where everyone
comes to play, and How We
Play! embodies that."
Cricket fans will experience
the energy and vibe of
Caribbean cricket when Kes
sings: "Get up and unite for
your team, we ll give the best
we ve got. Hands up, right up
and play hard. We ll take it to
the top, it s how we play."
And fans will feel the pulse
and soul of what cricket means
to West Indians when Kon-
shens chants: "Every ball, Every
bat, Every bleach (bleachers),
Every pad, Every bail, Every
wicket, Every stump! Ah the
heart and soul and passion ah
the culture, Caribbean blood
when people come out all
nation for the team in ah uni-
fication; when the stadium ram
bleacher to grand stand ah the
meaning of beautification."
On being a part of the offi-
cial CPL anthem, Konshens
expressed his excitement, "It
feels good to be a part of any-
thing Caribbean, especially
cricket, which is such a big
part of our West Indian culture,
and it s a great achievement
Fans will be able to download
the CPL Anthem, How we
Play! From the official site
Caribbean Premiere League s
official sponsor Digicel will
make the track available on Digi
The first ever Caribbean Pre-
miere League begins on July 30
with 24 matches played across
6 Caribbean countries: Antigua
& Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana,
Jamaica, St Lucia and T&T.
T&T's Marlon Chen
pens official CPL anthem
Simmion Ramjattan struck 64 to give South a huge
97-run win over South East in the BGTT Under-15
InterZone competition, yesterday.
Ramjattan s knock, along with 34 from Xavier Ganga,
took South to 212/8 in their second innings. Spin bowler
Vishal Roopnarine grabbed 3/39 for South East. Chasing
201 for victory, 43 from right-handed opening batsman
Lennard Cooper was not enough as South East fell for
103. Yogishwar Persad (3/8) and Dennis Ramnath (3/14)
led from the front with three wickets apiece to guide
South to the win.
In other matches, Central rolled over South West by
ten wickets, North got past Tobago by 18 runs and the
encounter between North East and East ended in a draw
because of rain.
romp to victory
over South East
ST JOHN'S---Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
Baldwin Spencer says he is backing new West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron to
advance the sport in the region.
Spencer underlined his confidence in the new WICB
president after wide-ranging talks between the two
leaders in the Antiguan capital.
Spencer, who is also the chairman of Caricom s Prime
Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket, says cricket will
benefit from Cameron s track record in management
and his years of experience with the WICB.
He also sought clarification and information on several
cricketing matters which he said were of concern to
him and his Caricom colleagues.
The meeting came ahead of discussions planned for
later this year among members of the WICB and Heads
of Caricom on the way forward for Caribbean cricket.
President Cameron and vice-president Emmanuel
Nanthan were accompanied by WICB director Enoch
Lewis, WICB CEO Michael Muirhead and president of
the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association Zorol Bart-
ley.During his recent visit to Antigua, Cameron also held
an extensive meeting with the management and staff
of the WICB at their headquarters, located in St John s.
Antigua PM backs
Cameron to boost
...Kes and Konshens power new track
AT EVERGREEN GROUND: South 87 (26.2 overs)
(Dennis Ramnath 17, Yogishwar Persad 12, Jase
Asoon 2/13) and 212/8 (54 overs) (Simmion
Ramjattan 64, Xavier Ganga 34, Vishal Roopnarine
3/39) vs South East 99/7 (30 overs) (Abrahim Ali 37,
Roopnarine 20, Ramnath 3/24, Daniel Asoon 2/12)
and 103 (Lennard Cooper 43, Michael Dindial 21,
Persad 3/8, Ramnath 3/14) South won by 97 runs.
AT CARONI SAVANNAH: South West 74 (21.1 overs)
(Jordan Hansraj 23, Siba Batoosingh 3/16, Emilio
Gopaul 2/16) and 133 (60 overs) (V. Kalcoo 22, Leron
Peters 25, Batoosingh 5/24) vs Central 205/3 (30
overs) (Batoosingh 95, Christian Turton 41) and 4/0.
Central won by 10 wickets.
AT FATIMA GROUND: North 119/5 (30 overs) (K.
Romain 47, T. Phillip 29, T. Luis 3/15) and 107
(Brandon Lalloo 40, Romain 20, K. Rodney 3/15) vs
Tobago 117/8 (30 overs) (J. James 40, Kyron Job
3/27, Romain 1/24) and 91 (Kyle Jacobs 21, Phillip
3/25, Mason 3/8) North won by 18 runs.
AT BROOKLYN RECREATION GROUND: North East
39 (Rondell Barnwell 10) and 42/4 (20 overs) vs East
144 (30 overs) Match Drawn - Rain stopped play.
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