West Indies Players Association has high praises for West Indies U-19’s
The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has offered high praises for the “outstanding performance” of the regional age group team following the just concluded series of matches against their Australian counterparts staged at the Global Cricket Academy complex in Dubai.
WIPA President & CEO Dinanath Ramnarine was “pleased with the high level of skill, maturity and responsiveness to pressure” displayed by the U-19 team, under the leadership of Kraigg Brathwaite.
“To travel to Dubai, lose the first game, and then come back to defeat Australia in all of the remaining matches – winning the ODI series 2-1 and the single “Test” match is truly an outstanding performance,” Ramnarine said. “Particularly pleasing was the response in the 3 day game when the boys replied to a big 1st innings score by posting a massive 400+ and then restricted the Aussies to 228 in their second innings and chased down the winning target for the loss of 6 wickets.”
WIPA is hopeful that the WICB will continue to provide these types of competitive opportunities which will best serve the youngsters’ preparation for the 2012 ICC U-19 World Cup in Australia, and stands ready to work with the WICB in whatever way it can to assist that process.