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Posted: Wednesday 23 December, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Nevisian Nelson Bolan makes Windies under 19 Squad

Nelson Bolan.
By: Curtis Morton

    CHARLESTOWN, Nevis-YOUTHFUL Nevisian All-rounder Nelson Bolan has been included in the West Indies under 19 cricket squad which will be participating in the under 19 cricket world cup slated for New Zealand.


    Rumours of his selection were circulating around Nevis, since earlier in the week.  This was however confirmed by the newly reelected President of the Nevis Cricket Association, Ronald Powell, who indicated in a phone interview:  “Yes Nelson is in and I want to congratulate him and wish him well.  As a matter of fact I have his ticket here to New Zealand”.


    Bolan is expected to leave the Federation on December 31st to make the long trip with his teammates to continue the longstanding tradition of Nevisians who have excelled at the highest level of the sport.


    Included in the squad that so ably represented the West Indies in the last youth world cup was Kieran Powell now West Indies senior player.


    The other Nevisian up for possible selection in Kejel Tyson failed to impress sufficiently to get into the final squad.


    Andre Coley has been appointed head coach of the West Indies team for the Under-19 World Cup.
    Coley, 35, a former Jamaica wicketkeeper, played seven first-class matches and 10 List A games. The tournament runs from January 15th to 30th 2010.


    The first round of matches in group A are:


    Fri Jan 15
    10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
    16:30 EST  Group A - Afghanistan Under-19s v India Under-19s
    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln  N/A 


    Fri Jan 15
    10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
    16:30 EST  Group B - Ireland Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s
    Queenstown Events Centre  N/A  


    Fri Jan 15
    10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
    16:30 EST  Group C - Canada Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s
    Village Green, Christchurch  N/A  


    Fri Jan 15
    10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
    16:30 EST  Group D - Pakistan Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s
    Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North  N/A  


    Sat Jan 16
    10:30 local | 21:30 GMT
    16:30 EST  Group A - England Under-19s v Hong Kong Under-19s
    Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln


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