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Kirstann Kallicharan will
lead T&T s Under-15 team in
their quest for the West Indies
Cricket Board Regional Under-
15 title when they face the
Windward Islands at Treasure
Beach, Jamaica, in today s
The round robin tournament
will see hosts Jamaica battle
against T&T, Windward Islands,
Leeward Islands, Guyana and
defending champions Barbados
in the two-week long compe-
tition (July 12-26).
The matches will be played
over two days. In the first
innings, teams will bat for two-
and-a-half hours, during which
a minimum of 37 overs must be
bowled. The amount of time
remaining in the match will
determine the number of overs
each team faces in the second
innings. The team that scores
more runs over the two innings
will win the match. Also, no fast
or medium pace bowler will be
allowed to bowl more than six
overs in one spell. After they
complete that spell, they must
rest for a mandatory period of
40 minutes before resuming
The team, led by trainer Ger-
ald Garcia, has been focusing a
lot on strength and conditioning.
Coach Glen Dwarika believes
fitness will be the key to victory.
T&T will play five two-day
matches in a 15-day period, with
the team only getting one day
off in between some matches.
Manager Anthony Ramjit, has
also outlined a strong batting
line up and varied bowling attack
as T&T s strength.
In other round one matches
today, Jamaica will tackle Bar-
bados at St Elizabeth Technical
and Guyana will play the Lee-
ward Islands at ALPART.
Justin Roberts stormed into the Men s Sprint semi-
finals of the Pan American Junior Cycling Cham-
pionships when he defeated his Ecuadorian opponent
in two straight rides during the quarters in Mexico
yesterday. The 19-year-old was set to face a Mexican
in the semifinal late yesterday evening.
Meanwhile, Keiana Lester was not strong enough
to defeat local Verdugo in her Sprint quarter-final and
had to settle for a spot in the 5th-8th place ride off.
Lester had earlier defeated teammate Aziza Browne
in the round of 16. Browne went on to place second
in the resulting repechage but could not advance to
the next round.
Samuel Mahabir rode well but was beaten by Colom-
bian Guttierez in the 1/8 final and was later eliminated
in the repechage.
Pan Am semis
U-15 youths open campaign
T&T Squad: Kirstann Kallicharan (captain), Saiba Batoosingh
(vice-captain), Aaron Mairam, Joel Sutherland, Keegon
Simmons, Simeon Ramjattan, Amrit Kistow, Nathaniel
McDavid, Crystian Thurton, Leonardo Julien, Sachin
Seecharan, Emilio Gopaul, Omarley James, Aaron Sinanan,
Glen Dwarika (coach), Anthony Ramjit (manager), Gerald
Round 1 (July 12-13)
T&T vs Windward Islands at Treasure Beach
Guyana vs Leeward Islands at ALPART
Jamaica vs Barbados at St Elizabeth Technical
ST JOHN'S---The 46th edition of the West Indies
Cricket Board s premier regional youth tournament
will bowl off in St Kitts on July 19 with three match-
es.The WICB Regional Under 19 Tournament, will
open with defending champions Barbados challenging
Guyana at Verchilds while hosts Leeward Islands will
do battle against their arch-rivals Windward Islands
at Conaree. The third match will see Jamaica matching
skills with Trinidad and Tobago at EGSC Molyneaux.
The three day format will be played from July 12
to August 7 with five rounds of matches.
The six traditional regional teams (Barbados, Guyana,
Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and
Windward Islands) will be joined by the ICC Americas
Under 20 team for the 50 Over leg which commences
on August 10th and runs through to August 20th.
The full tournament will consist of 36 matches (15
x 3 Day matches and 21 x 50 Over matches) played
over 12 rounds.
The regional youth tournament dates back to 1968
when it was contested under the British American
Tobacco Series. It has been the main scouting ground
for the region s finest talent who going on to grace
the international stage in full West Indies senior
colours. Most of the current West Indies players found
their footing in the Regional Under 19 Tournament
before going on to represent the West Indies in Test,
One Day International and Twenty20 International
Guyana has been dominant in the three day format,
winning the title on 13 occasions while Barbados and
Trinidad and Tobago have won 9 each. Jamaica is
next with 8 titles. Leewards have won three times
and the now disbanded Combined Islands held it
twice and Windwards once.
The 50 Over tournament is in its 16th year, having
been inaugurated in 1998. Trinidad and Tobago has
won this title on 5 occasions (2002, 2003, 2005, 2008
& 2010), Jamaica 4 (1998, 1999, 2007 & 2009) and
Barbados have done so thrice (2001, 2004 & 2011).
Defending 50 over champions Windwards have won
once (2012) while Guyana and Leewards have not yet
held this title.
The WICB will be providing full coverage of the
entire tournament on its website and social media
platforms. Live score updates from all matches will
be provided on facebook (www.facebook.com/windi-
escricket) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/windiesre-
gional) while one match each round will be video
streamed live on www.windiescricket.com The website
will also carry full scorecards and match reports at
the end of each day s play.
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