BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Aug. 14.2018 - A one-week cricket training camp geared towards youths opened yesterday at the Edgar Gilbert Sporting Complex in Molineaux, and it will see the children sharpening their skills in the sport.
With the assistance of Cricket West Indies and Scotia Bank St. Kitts and Nevis, the group will learn proper techniques and the art of playing cricket from several of the top coaches on the island.
The purpose of the camp is to assist those students participating to make an easy transition from the primary school Kiddy Cricket Programme to the CWI grassroots level.
Minister of Sport, Shawn Richards, while delivering the feature address, commended the organizers for the camp, pointing out that projects such as the training session will assist local, regional and international cricket to be one of the pinnacle sports.
He said it is easy to find players that graduated from the programme around, including several local players such as Patriots’ Jeremiah Louis, who played in Saturday’s victory over the Trinbago Knight Riders.
“I highlight Mr. Louis performance thus far, because you as young people can aspire to be the next Jeremiah Louis,” Richards said.
President of the St. Kitts Cricket Association, Dennis Phillip encouraged the children to learn and gather as much information as possible that will assist in their development.
Gordon Julien, Scotia Bank Country Manager St. Kitts and Nevis explained that they have been supporting the Kiddy Cricket Programme over the last 18 years across the region, and that has seen the financial institution being involved in over 800 schools.
He noted their pleasure at seeing the results of the investment that they have made over those years.
The camp will conclude on Friday at the same venue.