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Inaugural West Indies Women’s Academy to Commence Featuring 16 Rising Stars Jahzara Claxton Included

Windiescricket.com
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced the new West Indies Women’s Academy programme with the first High-Performance camp scheduled to take place from 30 July to 13 August at the West Indies High-Performance Centre at Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) in Antigua.

The West Indies Women’s Academy will feature an intake of 16 Women’s Rising Stars.

This marks a pivotal moment in the development of West Indies Women’s cricket in the region and a key step in the professional journey of the 16 players aspiring to become part of the next generation of West Indies Women’s senior players.

The West Indies Women’s Academy programme will provide a long-term development and coaching plan for these emerging players with the opportunity to learn and train alongside some of the best coaches and mentors in women’s cricket.

This first West Indies Women’s Academy camp will focus on refining their skills, enhancing their tactical acumen, and nurturing their mental resilience to prepare them for the challenges of international cricket.

The West Indies Women’s Academy is part of CWI’s long-term strategic plan to invest in and develop women’s cricket across the region and a key stage in the West Indies Player Pathway.

By providing a nurturing environment and pathway in which these young players can grow and flourish, CWI aims to create a sustainable pipeline of talent for the West Indies Women’s team. The West Indies Men’s Academy was launched in 2022 and will continue in 2023.

FULL SQUAD
• Asabi Callender
• Jahzara Claxton
• NaiJanni Cumberbatch
• Earnisha Fontaine
• Jannillea Glasgow
• Realeanna Grimmond
• Trishan Holder
• Zaida James
• Djenaba Joseph
• KDJazz Mitchell
• Ashmini Munisar
• Samara Ramnath
• Shalini Samaroo
• Steffi Soogrim
• Abini St Jean
• Kate Wilmott