Akeliah Antoine and Toneita Phillip are the first two girls selected for the Digicel Cricket Coaching Clinic which began in earnest today at Trinidad’s Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Centre, Balmain Couva.

The two girls along with their brothers, Jaydon Antoine and Ansyl Phillip will join 43 other young cricketers from across the country at the Centre.

National Under 15 player Steven Katwaroo along with his younger brother Stephon are also participating in the two day clinic in addition to two Trinbago U-13 players Antonio Alleyne and Jordan Jahoor.

I’m impressed with the coaches, they are very experienced and they know what they are doing and this clinic will be very useful for me and all the other kids because it will help us with our cricket skills in the future,” the 14 year old Steven Katwaroo said.

Four of the forty seven are from Tobago and the youngsters will be taken through their paces, learning basic cricket skills and other drills and exercises by certified coaches Kenny Benjamin and Keith Arthurton, both former West Indies players.

The youngsters will receive assistance in the spin bowling department from legendary former spinner Lance Gibbs and the young wicketkeepers will work with West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin. Ramdin’s teammate Ravi Rampaul will also lend his assistance in taking the kids through their routines.

The Antoine, Phillip and Katwaroo siblings are three of seven pairs of siblings selected for the clinic. The Mohammed brothers, ten year old Akeel and eight year old Qadeer along with their nine year old cousin Kadeem Mohammed, all from Princetown, are also participating.

Each participant will receive a Digicel gift pack inclusive of a t-shirt, back pack and cap then on completion of the clinic on Saturday, the best batsman, bowler, fielder and wicketkeeper will also receive special grand prizes from Digicel.

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